Is it possible to use a Creality3D board to run the mpcnc?

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    Thomas
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    Short story, I am replacing the main board on my Ender with an MSK Gen L card, and I have long wanted an mpcnc.

    Ideally I could just use the old board to run the mpcnc, or will it be to weak in any way? There isnt a lot of memory on it, but it’s been enough for the Ender until now.

    Thanks in advance.

    #94968

    Aaron
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    It’s fine, same drivers as the Rambo, and more memory than an arduino uno, so yes, you can use it.

    #94969

    thesfreader
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    Yes, I think so too. Should do the work. (But beware the missing bootloader and different UC on the Creality/melzi board)

    #94971

    Thomas
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    UC?

    I added a bootloader a while back so I should be good there thanks.

    #94972

    thesfreader
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    Yeah, was looking for CPU … 🙁

    #95244

    Kurt Knopp
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    Here’s a possible fly in your ointment:  how many motors does the Ender have?  I have an Ender 3 and my board has room for 4 motors – X,Y,Z and E.

    MPCNC has 2X, 2Y, and Z.  That’s 5, right?

    #95296

    Barry
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    Only if you’re doing dual end stop.  Otherwise X and Y are wired in series, and Z is all by itself(and lonely…).

    #95490

    c0
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    MKS Gen L boards offer improvements over Creality’s Meizu board and is reasonably priced ($20 USD).  A popular mod is to replace the stepper driver board with TMC2208 trinamic drivers (to make printer more silent and perhaps improve the print quality).

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