Duet maximum achievable step rates
@zapta I would say that we're always trying to maximize the step rate that the hardware is capable of providing.
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I think he means Klipper
Doesn't Klipper require SBC in addition to a hardware controller such as Duet? IIRC @deckingman expressed in the past concerns about non SBC configurations but I may be wrong.
Anyway, I leave it to the Duet staff to scope their products and to prioritize their work.
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Anyway, optimizing/prioritizing the hardware/software design for one niche use case like this proportional color mixing can make it sub optimal for the rest of the users.
Scoping a product sometimes requires a tough decision making process.
RRF used to have an excellent pulse rate, but there were regressions somewhere in RRF2 and RRF3 didn't make it any better. Happily, Duet3D has spent the time to correct the situation. Many would consider it a bug fix, and if my understanding of dc42 is correct, the regressions irritated him on a personal level.
While this might not impact you, personally, it can have impacts for different configurations that are far more common than @deckingman's multi-dimensional mixing hot end.
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Yep - requires another computer to do the kinematics and generate the timings, then sends just raw step pulse information for the MCU to execute. Klipper doesn't use segmentation to calculate moves, instead opting for an iterative solver that uses the final position to calculate back how to get there.
I run toolboards (not the 1LC, but inspired by) over CAN with klipper - basically using CAN to tunnel serial signal through - and it works great and stays in sync with the rest of the motion system.
Apparently klipper only peaks at like 6kb/s usage max for data transfer, which is well within non-FD capabilities. Most of the issues are actually from limited adapters available that behave correctly with the current hack of tunneling serial thru CAN.
The one thing that klipper focuses on is keeping mutliple MCU's in sync from a master. I don't know the ins and outs of how that's accomplished, but considering that they do it over serial or the even more hacky serial-by-can implementation, I'd think that there's something to be learned there.
Related to main topic - I am genuinely appreciative of the bugfixes bringing back steprate performance. I'll be putting a small machine through its paces, and hope to run back-to-back prints between klipper and RRF on a d3 mini to help 1) Get an idea if there's really a difference in print performance and 2) help find ways to improve RRF's performance, especially with future input shaping adventures.
FWIW I've further increased the maximum available step rate post 3.3beta1 on most boards (all except the Maestro, Tool Board and 1XD). I've already put one of the new figures in the step rates spreadsheet. Step rates in 3.3beta1 are already better than in 3.2.2 for the Tool Board and the 1XD. However, some of the increase may be lost when input shaping is fully implemented.
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@dc42 for the brave of us (I mean it ) , making it configurable through some parameter would be nice. Otherwise many thanks for the continuous improvements.
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@dc42 I mean the interrupt rate. But don't waste time, I can do it myself by recompiling the firmware. Only if others have the need, it would be interesting.
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........................ Anyway, optimizing/prioritizing the hardware/software design for one niche use case like this proportional color mixing can make it sub optimal for the rest of the users. ..................
Woah, hold on a minute. Are you seriously suggesting that increasing the maximum step pulse frequency is a), only beneficial to users of mixing hot ends, and b) a sub optimal thing to do for all other users?
Setting aside the other use cases for higher micro-stepping such as users with very small nozzle and/or layers heights or users with 0.9 degree motors or more recently 0.45 degree motors, possibly in conjunction with fine lead screws, how can having a lower maximum step pulse frequency be beneficial (or "more optimal") for other users?
All 0.45° motors (nema16-18) I got quotes for are "way north from" ca. 100euros, if they are marked "Don´t use for new design" they are slightly cheaper - maybe a little below 100 (oh and min quantitiy is 5 or even 10...), but maybe that is just me having not found the right place to ask or something like it (I only know of ec-mot... and lin-enginee... (sorry for obfuscating the companynames but I do not want to get banned from the forum) to have those)... So I guess as long as not some company rolls the market new, I personally will stick to quality 0.9°-steppers with higher gearing ratio (currently in my personal calculations cheaper). If anybody does know of a cheaper source for 0,45°-steppers please share!
That said I am also in favour for higher-step-rates
but out of a total diffrent usecase: High-speed-printing (single-extruder-single-colour, e.g. e3d-(super-)volcano or maybe one day the newer slice-engineering-mosquito-magnum(+)) for lots of lots of series production parts...
This post maybe a bit off, but I hope you do not mind - after all it is a public forum... ah and thanks for your hint above in your answer! I think you have a really cool use-case with your printer
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