Duet Maestro users: can you share a set of menu files?


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    If you have a Duet Maestro with a 12864 display and you have created your own menu files for it, are you willing to share them? I'd like to publish sample sets of menu files suitable for the most common machine types, for example Cartesian and Delta printers with a single nozzle and extruder. But my UI design skills are poor and my time is limited, so I'd rather not write them myself.

    The 12864 display support has been improved in firmware 2.0RC5, so you may wish to enhance your menus by using the following new features:

    • You will need to include a 'value N501' item in your menu if you want to display 1-line messages sent using the M117 command;
    • You can now use 'alter N521' to provide babystepping;
    • You can use 'alter N510' to display the user X coordinate and provide a live X adjustment facility. Similarly for Y and Z.
    • You can now left-, centre- or right-align text, alter and value items. So if you are displaying two temperatures in the form '123 / 210' you may wish to right-align the first one and left-align the second one. If you are displaying a % or degree-symbol after a number, you may wish to right-align that number.

    If any of you need help converting a bitmap image of the correct size to a file for use by the 'image' command, I can help with that.

    There are no prizes for the best ones, but the community will thank you for them!



  • Would be good to know how to convert bitmaps to compatible format. Is it hex files with img extention?


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    The image format is:

    Byte 0: Image width in pixels (call this n)
    Byte 1: Image height in pixels
    Next (n+7)/8 (rounded down to integer) bytes: Pixel data for the top row. The MSB of the 1st pixel is the the leftmost pixel.
    Next (n+7)/8 bytes: Pixel data for the second row. The MSB of the 1st pixel is the the leftmost pixel.
    .. and so on.



  • That sound Hebrew. Any software to convert?



  • I have modified the Crane Quad menus to my needs for dual extrusion config but it is not quite complete.
    Just need a time to finalise, the menus I haven't needed / used yet.
    Happy to share as long using the Crane menus as a base will not be an issue.


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    @incogizmo said in Duet Maestro users: can you share a set of menu files?:

    I have modified the Crane Quad menus to my needs for dual extrusion config but it is not quite complete.
    Just need a time to finalise, the menus I haven't needed / used yet.
    Happy to share as long using the Crane menus as a base will not be an issue.

    I don't think that will be an issue, but I am checking with M3D.



  • @dc42
    Is there any more information regarding this. I am putting together a set of menu files for my printer (I promise to share them once there done) but I can't get images to work.

    I can currently make images that a single pixel high without a problem. eg I have a horizontal line to separate different parts of the display.

    Unfortunately when I try to make taller images it displays them with an blank line in between every row.

    I have tried making .img files manually in a hex editor, using a python script, using online tools but am yet to have any success. I can display the image but only with the additional empty lines in between.

    Is this a known issue?


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    Yes it's a known issue that was fixed in firmware 2.02.



  • Here's a working set of menu files for a 12864 display on a Maestro.

    It has a main info screen where temperatures, flow rate (extrusion factor) and speed are all displayed and adjustable. M117 messages are also displayed.

    Further menus are:
    MOVE which does homing and allows axes to be moved (after homing only) in the same way as DWC (+-1, +-10 & +-50)
    PRINT which allows selection of a gcode file from the SD (sd 0 only) and starts to print
    PREHEAT allows E0 and/or bed to be heated ( Predefined temps only - main info screen allows any temp to be set)
    When printing the menus are BABYSTEP and PAUSE (self explanitory)
    PAUSE then gives the option to RESUME or ABORT

    These are based on other peoples work, to whom I render thanks, all I did was sort them out, rearrange some things and put a couple of graphics on screen. I'm sorry not to mention you by name but I can't find the post.

    The attached file is a zip with ".txt" appended to allow uploading, please remove the ".txt" and upload the contents to your /menu directory.

    Please remember to download and backup any files in your /menu directory first as any with the same name will be overwritten.

    0_1547307759100_Maestro_12864_Menus.zip.txt



  • Working on it. Will post my basic menu structure when I'm happy with the result (with basic menu icons..., yes)

    Would love to see smaller fonts though even F0 is a bit 'big' 😉

    Is there a possibillity to have the dial knob working inversed for dialing in 'alter' values?! I like, how it dials the menu, but would prefer to see an inverse dialing in values (alter) Now when turned c.c. values are raising and c.w. deminishing 😞

    Just a preview:

    link video is here



  • Anybody know of a 12864 display board that would fit the Ender 3 mount, which includes a full size SD card slot?

    Thanks to the folks working on the menus 🙂



  • @lulu3d Here is my menu, largely based on others work, but with a main menu status screen showing simple icons. Of course you'll have to adapt it to your taste and wishes. The preheat menu uses my preheat macro's, you'll have to create your own.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao5r7Mz_5rhOhJJg8VJNabWS_QFtlg

    Enjoy, adapt, make better and share 😉



  • @mudcruzr Thank You



  • @lulu3d Thank You



  • @dc42 Unfortunately I believe I am running the latest firmware and still have the issue.

    0_1547751675988_IMG_20190117_185637.jpg

    The Hex file reads: 05 08 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F

    Firmware Name: RepRapFirmware for Duet 2 Maestro
    Firmware Electronics: Duet Maestro 1.0
    Firmware Version: 2.02RC6(RTOS) (2018-12-15b2)
    Web Interface Version: 1.22.6



  • @jottesman Sorry, but 2.02RC6 isn't the latest version, 2.02a is. See https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/releases

    If you want to try images that definitely work on my 12864, download my menu files from my earlier post and you'll find a few .img files in there.



  • Ahha, gotcha.

    I'll try and finish my menu this weekend. Is there a way yet to use an Image as a button?



  • @jottesman I recreated your hex file (05 08 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F) on my system and I get no blank lines. It displays 3 off pixels, 2 on pixels on each row for 8 rows. i.e. a vertical line 2 pixels wide and 8 pixels high offset to the right by three blank pixels.



  • 0_1547829464630_Maestro_Menu_v1.1.zip.txt

    Above please find v1.1 of my maestro menu files, as before I had to append the .txt to the end of the filename to allow the upload. Remove the .txt and unzip it, then upload the contents to your Display folder (/menu).

    The changes are:
    COOLDOWN added to the PREHEAT menu page and a poor attempt at the D3D logo on the main/info page.

    enjoy



  • Is it possible to have the menu system filter everything with "._" prefix, or the equivalent Mac meta data files? Or better still, to delete them, since they serve no purpose on a printer. Actually anything that starts with a "." could go.


 

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