1. Got a question or need help troubleshooting? Post to the troubleshooting forum or Search the forums!

What's new on Robo's GITHUB

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by WheresWaldo, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    Wonder if I could get a new board out of Allen for the sake of testing?
     
  2. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    I really don't see the advantage. I suppose the goal is that if they have better current control of to the stepper driver chips they can tweak the timings to make printing quieter.

    It would have been better to spend that money on better driver chips. The A4988 is the absolute bottom of the barrel in stepper drivers. TI 8825 would be a better choice for a board revision and give you 1/32 microsteps too. The Trinamic TMC2100, which is now almost three years old, would be even a better choice. Both would make the steppers run quieter and cooler but the TMC2100 would be practically silent.
     
  3. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,578
    Likes Received:
    7,230
    This.
     
    Geof likes this.
  4. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    #44 WheresWaldo, Dec 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  5. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,578
    Likes Received:
    7,230
    I'll pass. Someone braver than me can take that bullet.
     
  6. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    d47.jpg
     
    Bobby Burress likes this.
  7. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    Added a feature request to https://github.com/victorevector/RoboLCD/issues/4 to get a slider and buttons added to the roboLCD interface to control the lighting similar to the addition to config.yaml.

    Unfortunately it appears that Victor Febres is not doing any work on roboLCD and there doesn't appear to be any other repositories that have picked up the development. Wasted resources on stripping Marlin when the roboLCD interface is still buggy.
     
  8. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    #48 WheresWaldo, Dec 15, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  9. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    I began doing this for the J.A.R.V.I.S. code but I've abandoned the Amazon/Alexa or IBM/Watson approaches because of the round-trip delay to the cloud. The next effort would be to ditch the cloud for pocketsphinx. (Imagine trying to abort a print job and the delay time roundtrip to the cloud is costing you a print bed because the hotend is still drilled into it.)
     
  10. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    OSG, there is always a plug for that. If you are close enough to use Alexa you are close enough to actually, heaven forbid, move your lazy ass and attend to the printer personally.
     
    Kilrah likes this.
  11. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    Reverting a few changes made to the new version of Robo Marlin, they incremented the version number to 1.2.2 (not really 1.2.2 since that doesn't actually exist in Marlin's world). Basically they put the temperature runaway parameters back to the Marlin defaults. No other changes.

    Please spend more time on RoboLCD and less on Marlin!
     
  12. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    So... do we have a list of things that the RoboLCD needs?

    * Shutdown code prompts you to turn off the printer when the screen "goes black" (rather than "white" or simply "off")
    * 2nd extruder on a C2 won't display anything useful in the status
    * white screen of death (occasionally, possibly during pre-bootup upgrades)
    * touch sensitivity (to include possible badly-configured touchscreen parameters)
    * anything else?
     
  13. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    I posted a couple on the GITHUB
    • Reset all EEPROM values to firmware defaults when using the Z Offset wizard
    • Bogus IP address displayed with some subnets.
    https://github.com/victorevector/RoboLCD/issues

    Putting up a list in this thread is useless. They need to go on the GIT repository.
     
  14. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    Putting up a list in this thread is awesome since I'll be the person who fixes them. :laugh:
     
  15. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    New beta version of the firmware for the R2. Not my cup of tea so I'll stick with mine.
     
  16. OutsourcedGuru

    OutsourcedGuru Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    141
    I'm guessing it's chock full o' goodness.
     
  17. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    22,578
    Likes Received:
    7,230
    Chock full'o something
     
    Geof likes this.
  18. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    Robo just pushed a clean version of Marlin 1.1.8 onto their GITHUB. Appears they are wanting to see all the new Marlin stuff.
    A new check in OctoPrint if the Z_Offset is not set a dialog box is generated.
     
    mark tomlinson likes this.
  19. Kilrah

    Kilrah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2017
    Messages:
    498
    Likes Received:
    332
    And the way they've done it was weird, should ahve used another branch or at least pulled from the original Marlin repo...

    Anyway I've based my laser branch on the commit just before that. Haven't tried printing something but was pleasantly surprised to see they have increased the Z travel speed by quite a bit.
     
  20. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Volunteer ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,905
    Likes Received:
    3,586
    One step forward and one step back, There is a new branch called 1.1.7-dev and Robo has pushed all it's edits to it, so just not sure anymore what version of Marlin will be the next release for the R2 / C2. They just did the same for 1.1.6-dev also.

    A small edit for versioning purposes in the update script to account for a newer version of Robo flavored OctoPrint (not a new OctoPrint version).

    A lot of edits to OctoPrint to make it more Robo specific, like announcements coming from Robo rather than OctoPrint, etc.

    Backend stuff for Cura, which we should not care about. Mostly bringing Robo's Cura build environment up to current Ultimaker levels.
     

Share This Page