Pinda 2 probe with temperature compensation

  • Hi all,

    I saw that RRP3 is now compatible with the temperature sensor on the pinda 2 probes. Is there anywhere where it is documented, in particular for the Duet Wifi? I am looking to change the board on a Prusa i3 Mk3!

    Thanks in advance!

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  • @Phaedrux thanks but unfortunately not as I have a duet wifi, not a 3... Yet.

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    Well the fundamentals should be pretty much the same. Wire up the probe and the thermistor separately. RRF3 is the same either board, the only difference it the pin names used in M950 to map the heater.

  • The PINDA 2 has 4 cables.
    White is the thermistor. You can connect it to Thermistor 2 on your Duet Wifi board.
    Black is the signal for the probe and goes into Z Probe in.
    Blue is ground an brown is +5V which you can "steal" from anywhere. I did chose to used the 5V/GRND from the expansion PINs on the board because they are right to each other.

    If you use the stock PINDA position you can use my config code:

    ; Z-Probe PINDA
    M574 Z1 S2 ; Set endstops controlled by probe
    M558 P5 C"^" I1 H0.7 F1000 T6000 A20 S0.005 ; PINDA
    M308 S2 P"e1_temp" A"PINDA" Y"thermistor" T100000 B3950
    G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z0.985 	                 ; PEI Sheet Offset C0.0010 S20 H2	
    ;G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z1.315 					; Textured Sheet Offset
    M557 X24:221 Y10:195 P9                     ; Define mesh grid

    As for the temperature compensation.
    For G31 there are S and C parameter available for that.

    From the documentation:

    Cnnn Temperature coefficient^2
    Snnn Calibration temperature^2
    2Optional parameters 'S' (temperature in oC at which the specified Z parameter is correct, default is current temperature) and 'C' (temperature coefficient of Z parameter in mm/oC, default zero) can be set. This is useful for probes that are affected by temperature. In RRF2 the bed temperature reading is used. In RRF3 you must specify which temperature sensor to use in the H parameter.

    Unfortunately there is no example or way described how to use those parameters exactly.
    What I did was, I chose a location where I expect no warping of the heat bed, removed the sheet and probed directly over the bottom left screw. That is the location the Prusa stock FW does also do it's temperature calibration.
    Then I did measure my Z height at 35°C, 40°C, 45°C and 50°C PINDA temperature.
    The problem then I had was that the inaccuracy wasn't linear but I think the "Temperature coefficient" parameter assumes that it is.
    That is why PRUSA does save a specific Z offest value for the specific temperatures in a table and uses it when the temperature has been reached.

    I already posted a possible solution in another thread:


    if PINDA_Thermistor <25°C {
    G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z0.995
    else if PINDA_Thermistor >=25° AND PINDA_Thermistor <30° {
    G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z1.005
    else if PINDA_Thermistor >=30°C AND PINDA_Thermistor <35° {
    G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z1.020
    . and so on...
    else {
    G31 P1000 X23 Y5 Z2.0 ; safety height

    What we need are the variables to make proper use of the thermistor of the PINDA.

  • @Argo @Phaedrux did y’all ever figure this out how utilize this? I feel like I read somewhere that @dc42 was going to work the PINDA2 compensation into the next firmware release, has that happened with 3.1?
    I want to give this a shot to help with the excessive warping I experience in my heated chamber.

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    In RRF 3.1.x you can use any available temperature sensor to compensate the trigger height. So if you have a spare thermistor input, you can connect the PINDA thermistor to that.

    A slight complication is that the PINDA doesn't provide a separate ground pin for the thermistor, so you have to use the common ground. This will reduce the accuracy of the reading a little.

  • @dc42 said in Pinda 2 probe with temperature compensation:

    . So if you have a spare thermistor input, you can connect the PINDA thermistor to that.

    @dc42 if i just ziptied a spare thermistor to my existing probe could it do the same? Without a PINDA? that way i had the separate ground?
    And forgive my ignorance on RRF3.0 still getting used to it,
    do i just make an M950/M160 for this new thermistor and assign it to a "ghost" heater?

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