Help me decide which printer to put my duet in



  • I recently purchased a duet board and I'm a bit torn as to which printer to put it into. I'm curious what other people would do

    Here's the potential donors

    Bigbox Dual extruder Kickstarter edition
    actually mine
    Pros:

    • Would benefit from quieter drivers
    • Good platform to make a tool changer / future capability
    • Already has working dual extrusion capabilities

    Cons:

    • Currently prints without major issues
    • Already runs Octopi
    • Some mechanical improvements needed on the Z
    • Extruder is bulky and due for an upgrade

    Deltamaker
    not my picture, but mine would look like this + dust
    Pros:

    • It's a delta running 8 bit and would benefit the most from 32 bit controller
    • Deltas are fun
      Cons:
    • Already has Octopi
    • Printing shows "Resonance" issue with a benchy, could be a controller issue?
    • No heated bed

    Z morph 2.0S
    actual printer
    Pros:

    • Can run a variety of extruders and tools, making best use of the Duet board
    • Not already open source, has a bad interface and they refused to offer upgrade possibilities
    • If Duet adds closed loop would be best used on this printer

    Cons:

    • Not many good options for CAM path planning to replace the (underwhelming) native software with
    • Some odd design choices in the older versions of the Z morph (2.0s and 2.0sx etc) . Needs machined component replacements
    • Closed loop upgrades to the motors will be more critical for doing any light CNC cutting
    • May already run 32 bit?

    Replicator 2 Modified with Aluminum Braces
    delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment

    Pros:

    • Mightyboard is having some issues after a stepper driver popped
    • Stepper drivers are loud
    • Robust and reliable mechanical platform
    • Was being upgraded to a Titan Aero before the failure

    Cons:

    • Mightyboard may be fine when replacement drivers are installed
    • Requires a new PSU or a way to use the old one
    • It's a makerbot so it's a bit 'special'

    Let me know which one you would pick. I have my favorite but I'm curious what others might select.


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