For the last six months, we were working hard to finish our designs and prepare printers for production. One of the fundamental changes was the implementation of the new motion controller – Duet 3rd generation.
The new board utilizes a powerful, Cortex-M7 processor with a 300MHz core providing three times the computing power than the previous Duet2. This means not only faster printing, but also smoother operation and higher quality prints.
The central controller is now supported by a quad-core 64-bit RaspberryPi computer connected via a dedicated High-Speed Bus. The RaspberryPi now handles all the internet connection protocols, relieving the motion controller of unnecessary tasks. Automatic software updates and the use of USB memory are also now possible.
We are getting closer to finish the project, and you can expect the launch of preorder soon.