Well ladies and gentlemen, I’ve done it again, and probably not for the last time. I jumped in without thinking everything through.
I wanted a CNC (never had one) but still wanted the option to 3D print with it just due to the available build space. I’m currently limited to 300mm x 300mm x 400mm. So I bought the kit for the Primo.
I opted to get a board on my own, but I went ahead and got the display with card reader. The board I decided on was the Duet 2 WiFi, which is an awesome board by all accounts. But I didn’t do my research and the display doesn’t want to play nicely with the board even with the Duet’s latest firmware.
The big question is what’s the best method of getting the gcode to the machine in my case? As I see it I reckon I have three options (direct connection is not an option for me).
1. Use Duet's web interface. Will Duet's web interface, which does send gcode jobs to the board, work for this application? I have no experience with CNC jobs, so I have no clue what the differences might be. 2. Buy the fairly expensive duet display with card reader and move on. 3. Buy one of the other boards mentioned in the build. (And if this is your recommendation, which is a good all-around board?)
If anyone has had experience to help me choose the best method I’d greatly appreciate it!