So, I am at the point that I am tired of reading, I am at the point of starting assembly, I cashed in some favors and had friends print my parts and hook me up with 1" stainless. Because of that I have decided to put my money into my controller.
I want to use my MPCNC for all the cool things I’m seeing here, 3d, Milling/routing, Laser, drag knife. and be able to easily change between them, hopefully quick and painless.
I want to buy it right the first time, so I guess I also want the ability to have end stops should I choose to. (honestly, if they can prevent damage to my machine, why not, sure, a little money up front, can save some time, money, and headaches down the road)
From the 32 bit perspective, the Duet is main design intent is 3D printing, whereas Smoothieboard checks all the boxes. (not saying that the duet isn’t capable, just not purpose built for milling etc)
The Mini Rambo can’t do endstops, But I do think it shouldn’t be overlooked at $85, the Einsy Rambo is the new kid on the block, and looks interesting.
I have noticed that both Prusa and lulzbot have both used the Rambo and/or Mini Rambo in their commercially sold machines. (that does say a lot, to myself anyways)
About the only thing I see good about Ramps is the ability to change drivers.
I have ruled out Panucatt, as it appears their support is non-existent.
So I am mainly looking at the fullsize Rambo, and the Smoothieboard but not ruling anything out at this point.
Anyone want to help me steer this ship?