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    Modifying The controller of 3D printer

    How can i possibly replace my 8 bit controller of 3d printer with a 32 bit controller.I have heard that 32 bit controller offer more speed of printing than 8 bit .Could anyone guide me and suggest me the best controllers .
    Note:i am completely new in this field

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    There are many 3D Printer 32 bit controllers. Some are quite compatible with there 8 bit counterparts.

    This means that the same firmware can be used on both so that it can be complied as 8 bit or as 32bit.
    The firmware is still being developed and there are still some bugs though you can look at a list here.


    https://hackaday.com/2019/05/10/a-32...ur-3d-printer/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_Clif View Post
    There are many 3D Printer 32 bit controllers. Some are quite compatible with there 8 bit counterparts.

    This means that the same firmware can be used on both so that it can be complied as 8 bit or as 32bit.
    The firmware is still being developed and there are still some bugs though you can look at a list here.


    https://hackaday.com/2019/05/10/a-32...ur-3d-printer/
    Thanks for reply.What do you think.Is it possible ?What about the speed of printing and quality?

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    speed and quality won't change much.
    That depends more on your stepper notor controllers, so if they're better, then - yep could be some improvements.
    But speed and quality are more down to the actual mechanics of the printer than the electronics - in my opinion anyway.

    The current popular board in the 'cheap as chips' section is the skr 1.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNGN2iSQ5j4
    The mks base is also popular. Think autowiz is using all mks base's in his machines.

    The main advantage of a 32 bit board is smoothieware :-)
    Probably the easiest firmware to setup and configure around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    speed and quality won't change much.
    That depends more on your stepper notor controllers, so if they're better, then - yep could be some improvements.
    But speed and quality are more down to the actual mechanics of the printer than the electronics - in my opinion anyway.

    The current popular board in the 'cheap as chips' section is the skr 1.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNGN2iSQ5j4
    The mks base is also popular. Think autowiz is using all mks base's in his machines.

    The main advantage of a 32 bit board is smoothieware :-)
    Probably the easiest firmware to setup and configure around.
    Thanks for reply i love your response .Could you please tell the link to any video or website which shows the firmware setup of 32 bit controller.Now the printer i got have the ramps and arduino.Dont know much details.

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    just do a web search.
    If you can't do that - then you've got no chance in changing a board :-)

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