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  • Meet PandaPi

    I leave it here . Comments are yours.
    https://www.pandapi3d.com/?fbclid=Iw...GoMRHH7JyA_noU
    Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

  • #2
    Interesting. I wonder how that works marlin related.

    I don´t see stock OctoPrint and Stock Marlin work running on one system. The timing in Marlin would kill every print as the Linux will cause trouble. So I guess this is just a normal plug and play printer board, which allows to plug the raspberry pi in.

    Price and feature wise it looks ok, but I cannot find the features of the board beside connectors.

    Ok,after some research, they really control the motors directly via gpio. Interesting. I wonder how well this works as a small hickup on the Linux side will cause massive trouble unless they use something special to make the hole printing stuff real time somehow.

    I for sure would not act as an early adopter, as this has high potential to only look good on paper.
    Last edited by Geit; 02-01-2021, 05:09 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Geit View Post
      Interesting. I wonder how that works marlin related.

      I don´t see stock OctoPrint and Stock Marlin work running on one system. The timing in Marlin would kill every print as the Linux will cause trouble. So I guess this is just a normal plug and play printer board, which allows to plug the raspberry pi in.

      Price and feature wise it looks ok, but I cannot find the features of the board beside connectors.

      Ok,after some research, they really control the motors directly via gpio. Interesting. I wonder how well this works as a small hickup on the Linux side will cause massive trouble unless they use something special to make the hole printing stuff real time somehow.

      I for sure would not act as an early adopter, as this has high potential to only look good on paper.
      My guess is that RasPi works as main PC in 64 bit on the controller board and you can attach a capacitive touch screen as well. By saying " no PlatformIo " is that you can compile Marlin through your Octoprint controller since it is installed in RasPi.
      A good info resource is here: https://github.com/markniu/PandaPi
      A guide here: https://github.com/markniu/PandaPi/wiki
      The total price of included 5 TMC 2209 drivers and a cloned BLtouch seems to be fair enough 91USD.
      Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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      • #4
        Certainly the price seems reasonable. If I understand correctly, you get a control board, with driver chips, and Raspberry Pi for $91.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ender5r View Post
          Certainly the price seems reasonable. If I understand correctly, you get a control board, with driver chips, and Raspberry Pi for $91.
          Plus a cloned BL touch
          Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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          • #6
            Ah, right. Since it's a clone, one hopes the company does a better job of quality checking than many of the other BL Touch clones.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vassili Finellis View Post

              Plus a cloned BL touch
              Minus a raspberry pi, which is not included.

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              • #8
                In effect, isn't a Pi included. The way I read the web site is that the control board runs OctoPrint.

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                • #9
                  Yes, is not included! But anyway, is worth to use
                  Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vassili Finellis View Post
                    Yes, is not included! But anyway, is worth to use
                    But it does run OctoPrint???

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ender5r View Post

                      But it does run OctoPrint???
                      No, it is just the driver board and drivers and stuff. You need to buy the Raspberry pi separately.

                      The name PandaPi is very confusing. There is actually a red warning on the pages, that the pi is not included.

                      Scroll down to package list::

                      https://www.pandapi3d.com/product-pa...f-pandapiv-2-0
                      Last edited by Geit; 02-02-2021, 03:22 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Well, in that case, it's not nearly the bargain it appeared to be at 1st. Almost $100 for a control board is not cheap.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ender5r View Post
                          Well, in that case, it's not nearly the bargain it appeared to be at 1st. Almost $100 for a control board is not cheap.
                          Maybe not as cheap as SKR's boards, but it is as good as a regular PC. OTOH a 64 bit board like RasPi offers much speed and "reliability " than a 32 bit SKR board. It controls up to 6 drivers ( two extruders in one carrier). You an install Octoprint in RasPi ( according site's sayings ), online compiling and such. To be certain , we have to read other's confirmation about it!
                          Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                          • #14
                            Check also this board:
                            https://www.th3dstudio.com/product/e...iber_hash=g2y2
                            Here is thw firmware for it:
                            https://support.th3dstudio.com/hc/pr...iber_hash=g2y2
                            Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Geit View Post

                              No, it is just the driver board and drivers and stuff. You need to buy the Raspberry pi separately.

                              The name PandaPi is very confusing. There is actually a red warning on the pages, that the pi is not included.

                              Scroll down to package list::

                              https://www.pandapi3d.com/product-pa...f-pandapiv-2-0
                              ....and remember, Octoprint runs through RasPi board!
                              Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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