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  • #103816

    riotate
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    Had my mill built for a few years (as you can see by the old feet), never got around to really using it. Recently downsized it from 3′ to 2′ so I could build an enclosure and sound-proof as much as possible. Replaced the Mini RAMBO + CNCJS Pi with a Duet 2 Ethernet to make my life easier too. Ever since I moved my printer over, I just can’t accept 8-bit boards anymore.

    Currently working on building an enclosure out of MDF. The ideal outcome being apartment-friendly, but I know that’s a lot to ask for.

    #103819

    Erwin Vigilia
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    Welcome back!

    Ever since I moved my printer over, I just can’t accept 8-bit boards anymore.

    I’ve been considering this move as well and just now starting to research the differences – what have you discovered in terms of print quality differences and what performance enhancements a 16-bit controller would offer our MPCNCs/LRs etc?

    #103821

    riotate
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    Welcome back!

    I’ve been considering this move as well and just now starting to research the differences – what have you discovered in terms of print quality differences and what performance enhancements a 16-bit controller would offer our MPCNCs/LRs etc?

    I know the board I got has a higher current stepper motor driver, although I mostly moved over to just work with g-code and not have to mess around with Octoprint and Marlin compiling all day. Better yet, not having to touch the extremely finicky stepper motor drivers. While the stepper motor drivers on my 8-bit board would be scorching hot from a cartesian print, my printer board doesn’t heat up at all when I do long corexy prints. That along is a pretty big difference to me.

    #103841

    Jeffeb3
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    The rambo boards have built in drivers and digipots. What do you mean spending all day compiling? I’m genuinly curious.

    #103851

    riotate
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    The rambo boards have built in drivers and digipots. What do you mean spending all day compiling? I’m genuinly curious.

    Well, that complaint is mostly around my RAMPS. For the RAMBO, I just found it being a bother to change the configuration.h in Marlin for everything when I can now handle it through G-Code at run-time and macros.

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