PanelDue DOA?



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    So... this is what I see connecting my new PanelDue. WTF? Did I get one DOA? I only connected the controller and LCD, didn't force anything, and connected the 4 pin serial. Kinda bummed...


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    I'd try reseating it again and then try flashing the firmware to 1.24 just in case. If that doesn't work, then an exchange with the vendor I think.



  • whew. From this, I surmise that the firmware mine came with was for the wrong LCD. Now to connect it to the Duet and see if it looks more reasonable


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    It would appear that when you buy a controller separately it has the 4.3 inch firmware flashed. Hence the mismatch. We're gonna look into getting a sticker or something on those.

    Generally with the PanelDue though, if in doubt, double check your firmware version and reflash.



  • It appears that the PanelDue connects, then stops responding. I suspect that it needs to be enabled in the config.g. I'm not panicking about it.

    I knew that I was out of date with my backup config, but it's astounding to find out exactly how far out of date I was, including having the machine home in the wrong direction, build size parameters incorrect... I'm sure that I have a more recent backup than this, but I can't find it.

    Back up your SD cards regularly, folks!

    I'll work on getting that PanelDue working, but first I need to get the basic printer working so that I can print a mount for the PanelDue.

    Fan wires and motor wires seem to be all that was damaged. I don't have motors with clips at the motor end, considering soldering new silicone insulated wires in.


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    @SupraGuy said in PanelDue DOA?:

    I suspect that it needs to be enabled in the config.g.

    M575 P1 B57600 S1



  • Well, the PanelDue appears to be working now, but I can't home Z. The IR sensor light flashes, but it doesn't seem to trigger. I'll have to trouble-shoot it.

    Everything else appears to be okay now. I wired my Z motors backwards initially, because they don't have the KK connectors on them, so the plugs can be reversed, and of course I did.

    I think that the kinematics are all configured correctly, I get sane readongs for nozzle and bed temperature (Had to re-configure the nozzle sensor as a PT1000) and I have new fan wires in. I also have wires in (finally) for a part cooling fan. I was going to replace fans with 12V versions, but I haven't done it yet, so I did not install the 12V DC converter.

    I'm not sure why the PanelDue wasn't working. I havent changed anything, but after getting everything wired up again, it seems to work. No looking the gift horse in the mouth, I'll take it.



  • Ugh. I know better, but I really wish that I had a more recent backup of my working config.

    Only a few more things to tune really, the printer is basically working now.

    The PanelDue... It works for a while after power on, then stops. I was playing with it last night, and it's consistent. Power on, and it works. Use it or not makes no difference, it stops responding after a while. Using the 10 pin connector or the 4 pin, makes no difference.



  • @SupraGuy said in PanelDue DOA?:

    The PanelDue... It works for a while after power on, then stops. I was playing with it last night, and it's consistent. Power on, and it works. Use it or not makes no difference, it stops responding after a while. Using the 10 pin connector or the 4 pin, makes no difference.

    More details are required here:

    • RRF version
    • PanelDueFirmware version
    • M122 before and after it stopped working (I don't think catching the exact moment is crucial)
    • config.g (never hurts)


  • @wilriker
    Board: Duet WiFi 1.02 or later
    Firmware: RepRapFirmware for Duet 2 WiFi/Ethernet 2.05.1 (2020-02-09b1)
    Duet WiFi Server Version: 1.23
    PanelDue firmware 1.24 (As @Phaedrux suggested when I first powered it up and got the technicolor crap.)

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 1.20 or newer)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool on Tue Jun 26 2018 20:51:43 GMT-0600 (Mountain Daylight Time)
    ; Modified by DMG 09/2/2020
    
    ; General preferences
    G90                              ; Send absolute coordinates...
    M83                              ; ...but relative extruder moves
    
    ; Custom configuration
    M584 Z2:4 E3                     ; Set Z motors on drives 2 and 4 DMG 08/30/2018
    M671 X-43.0:309:0 Y137.5:137.5   ; Set the Z motor relative locations DMG 08/30/2018
    
    ; Network
    M550 PDMG3D01                    ; Set machine name
    M552 S1                          ; Enable network
    M586 P0 S1                       ; Enable HTTP
    M586 P1 S1                       ; Enable FTP
    M586 P2 S0                       ; Disable Telnet
    M575 P1 B57600 S1                ; Enable PanelDue
    
    
    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1                       ; Drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1                       ; Drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S1                       ; Drive 2 goes forwards
    M569 P3 S1                       ; Drive 3 goes forwards
    ; DMG 08/30/2018 I think the following line need to be configured
    M569 P4 S1                       ; Drive 4 goes forwards
    M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16 I1    ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X400 Y400 Z400 E102.8        ; Set steps per mm
    M566 X900 Y900 Z12 E120          ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X7500 Y7500 Z480 E1200      ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500 Y200 Z250 E250         ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X800 Y800 Z800 E800 I30     ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M572 D0 S0.22                    ; Set Pressure Advance to 0.22
    M84 S30                          ; Set idle timeout
    
    ; Axis Limits
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1                 ; Set axis minima
    M208 X248 Y285 Z190 S0           ; Set axis maxima
    
    ; Endstops
    M574 X2 Y2 S0                    ; Set active low endstops
    
    ; Z-Probe
    M574 Z1 S2                       ; Set endstops controlled by probe
    M558 P1 H5 F720 T6000            ; Set Z probe type to unmodulated and the dive height + speeds
    G31 P500 X-15 Y0 Z2.22            ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height
    M557 X15:205 Y15:205 S20         ; Define mesh grid
    
    ; Heaters
    M305 P0 T100000 B4138 C0 R4700   ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 0
    M143 H0 S120                     ; Set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C
    M305 P1 X501 R4700               ; sensor 1 PT1000
    M143 H1 S300                     ; Set temperature limit for heater 1 to 300C
    
    ; Fans
    M106 P0 S0.0 I0 F500 H-1         ; Set fan 0 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M106 P1 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45        ; Set fan 1 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on
    M106 P2 S1 I0 F500 H1 T45        ; Set fan 2 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned on
    
    ; Tools
    M563 P0 D0 H1                    ; Define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0                  ; Set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0                     ; Set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
    
    ; Automatic saving after power loss is not enabled
    
    ; Custom settings are not configured
    


  • @SupraGuy So there's nothing obviously wrong/problematic in config.g. Still I'd like to see the output of M122 before and after.

    What I can tell you is that I have not seen any connection issues with PanelDueFirmware 1.24 and RRF 3.1+. Maybe it's an issue the has been fixed meanwhile. Have you considered upgrading to 3.1.1/3.2-beta1?



  • Well, I took the plunge and updated to firmware 3.1.1

    A few things were a royal pain, things that I'd tuned that needed finding and re-entering. Like extruder steps that were entirely wrong. There didn't seem to be a spot in the configurator for using 2 motor drives for the Z axis, Pressure advance needed tuning, and it scared the crap outta me when it said that the heat bed was faulting. (PID tuning needed to happen again.) All that stuff I figured out 2 years ago and have since forgotten.

    So far, so good.


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