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  • Please support up to 15 or 20 channels on the new hardware - I build custom printers and I am running out of stepper controllers.

    It's fine if the 6-15 channels are step-direction only, without any drivers.


  • administrators

    More channels will be available in the next generation of Duets.



  • In a way that I can access step/dir/enable signals?


  • administrators

    Yes, that will be an option.



  • Sounds good!
    Sign me up for beta testing, please 🙂



  • Does the Duet Maestro qualifiy as 'next generation' of Duets? The Revolve has me interested but I am not brand loyal and have been in all the camps. Marlin (yuck), Smoothieware, Repetier, Klipper.

    The thing I like about the Revolve is it allows you to get rid of an external Raspberry Pi which people (and me) use for 1080p live streaming of the printer with, for example, a Logitech C920 USB webcam, as the IP camera solution isn't really great at all.


  • administrators

    The Maestro is an extension to the current generation, not the next generation.



  • @dc42 Do you know a timeframe when the next generation will be available? And if you can confirm it will act as a USB host device?


  • administrators

    @klcjr89 We are still confirming all the hardware specifications. Host device support it not confirmed but its acknowledged that it is desirable.

    Timeframe is not firm enough yet to comment.



  • @klcjr89 said in More channels:

    Does the Duet Maestro qualifiy as 'next generation' of Duets? The Revolve has me interested but I am not brand loyal and have been in all the camps. Marlin (yuck), Smoothieware, Repetier, Klipper.

    The thing I like about the Revolve is it allows you to get rid of an external Raspberry Pi which people (and me) use for 1080p live streaming of the printer with, for example, a Logitech C920 USB webcam, as the IP camera solution isn't really great at all.

    My only comment here is based on the Replicape board I have on my smaller printer. The board itself works okay, Not great just okay. The documentation and the firmware are just not very good at all. They are making a new Revolve board and still haven't gotten the firmware right yet for even the Repilcapes. Buyer beware, make sure you are very good in hacking firmware if you want to take on one of those boards. Not all the features will work yet. Updates are slow and far between.

    I've been waiting for 3 years for some good updates that only take days or weeks for the Duet boards.....



  • @timcurtis67 I think the Replicape (soon to be Revolve) documentation is pretty decent actually, but this is coming from someone who can write any code that I want myself that is not included at the launch date. It's a pity that RRF is not on more boards.

    I think ESP WiFi is not reliable enough either based on what I've gathered not only in this forum, but other products that utilize the ESP WiFi modules. Ethernet is king 🙂

    https://replicape.github.io/gettingstarted/index.html


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