Panel Due instruction manual?

  • Is there a manual for the Panel Due? I can't seem to figure out the simplest things. For instance, I can set temperatures and turn on the heaters but can't figure out how to turn them off. What do the colors mean on the active temp windows?


  • you click on the icon to change the state.

    red means active, yellow means standby temp, white equals off.

  • This only seems to work for the extruder heater. There is no standby temperature setting for the bed heater and pressing the on/off button does not turn it off. Puzzled…

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    The most recent versions of PanelDue firmware do have a bed standby temperature.

  • Ah, I see. I've read the firmware updating procedure and am a bit concerned I'll screw something up.

  • This is what I don't understand, particularly the portion in bold text.

    Use bossac to program the board. Under Windows, open a command prompt and use this command:
    bossac.exe –port=COM9 -e -w -v -b PanelDueFirmware.bin
    Replace COM9 in this command by the COM port number you found, and PanelDueFirmware.bin by the path to your downloaded firmware file. Note: this is the same command line used to upload firmware to the Duet, except that the port name and firmware file name are different; also the -R command used to reset the Duet after programming does not work with the SAM3S processor used on the PanelDue.

  • Instead of "PanelDueFirmware.bin", it would say something like C:/path/to/firmware/PanelDueFirmware.bin (or whatever).

    If you just put the .bin in the same folder as bossac.exe, you won't need to change anything other than the COM port.

    bossac just needs to know where to find the .bin file you're trying to flash, that's all.

  • I've typed bossac.exe (with nothing else) at the command prompt and it says it's not a recognized command or program. I take this to mean I don't have bossac installed even though I have updated the Duet Wifi before.

    While trying to download the bossac program, I'm assuming I want to download one of the binary files? There are 5 files and I'm not sure which one is appropriate. I'm on Windows 10.

    If someone could tell me which to download, that would be incredibly helpful. And also how to modify the path to your downloaded firmware file, as mentioned in the post above?


  • Hey Tim,
    Thanks for the reply! I'm thinking somehow maybe I don't have the bossac program on my computer. Searching the program files…don't see anything.

  • Duet Wifi firmware can be updated without bossac.

    Get bossac from the link above.

    Get the correct display size firmware from the link above.

    Put the two files in the same folder, navigate to that folder in the command prompt, then:

    bossac.exe –port=COM9 -e -w -v -b PanelDueFirmware.bin

    except instead of COM9 do whatever com port is correct for your system, and instead of PanelDueFirmware.bin do the name of the file you downloaded.

  • Thanks, Tim. I'll give it a try this evening.

  • You could also use bossa, that's what I use to flash the PanelDues and it is nice in that it is a GUI instead of command line interface.

  • I tried to download the Bossa program but couldn't figure out which one to use. I looked here:

    Got the Panel Due updated…now to try and see if it works.

    Thanks for the help!

  • Well, it works and I'm using v 1.15c as that is the most recent version I found. Wish I had made a note of what version I had before…maybe I didn't change a thing. There is still no standby temperature box.

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    I thought I put the bed standby temperature in 1.15c but maybe I was wrong and it's in the 1.16 version that I will soon release as a beta. I'm just waiting for some help with translations of the captions and messages to different languages before I release it.

    The BOSSA releases page has changed. There is a .tgz file for the Windows release, which if you extract it contains just bossac.exe, but no GUI version there at present.

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