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The Creality Ender 3 has become a very popular low cost printer option. It's not without its downsides, however. Loud motors, drivers, and fans can be maddening, and the lack of a dynamic web interface and network connection makes interacting with it more painful that it needs to be. This is not to mention the lack of thermal runaway protection in the Creality build of Marlin. [ … ] However, the small build volume, smaller motors, and single extruder design is a perfect fit for the recently released Duet Maestro electronics board, which brings the power and flexibility of RepRapFirmware into a smaller, lower cost package, while still maintaining powerful and quiet Trinamic drivers. [ … ] The combination of low cost but well built printer frame and suitable mechanics with the power and flexibility of the Duet Maestro and RepRapFirmware work together to create a very affordable and capable machine. [ … ] This series of guides will go through the process of upgrading a stock Ender 3 Pro with a Duet Maestro, from wiring, to firmware configuration, and basic tuning steps. Later guides will go into more advanced feature upgrades like installing alternate fans, LED lighting, and Z probes like the BLTouch. [ … ] to any other printer. Cartesian printers. [ … ] '''Other guides in this series:''' * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+1:+Wiring/37?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+2:+Configuration/38?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+3:+Commissioning/39?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+4:+Calibration/40?lang=en
The Creality Ender 3 has become a very popular low cost printer option. It's not without its downsides, however. Loud motors, drivers, and fans can be maddening, and the lack of a dynamic web interface and network connection makes interacting with it more painful that it needs to be. This is not to mention the lack of thermal runaway protection in the Creality build of Marlin. [ … ] However, the small build volume, smaller motors, and single extruder design is a perfect fit for the recently released Duet Maestro electronics board, which brings the power and flexibility of RepRapFirmware into a smaller, lower cost package, while still maintaining powerful and quiet Trinamic drivers. [ … ] The combination of low cost but well built printer frame and suitable mechanics with the power and flexibility of the Duet Maestro and RepRapFirmware work together to create a very affordable and capable machine. [ … ] This series of guides will go through the process of upgrading a stock Ender 3 Pro with a Duet Maestro, from wiring, to firmware configuration, and basic tuning steps. Later guides will go into more advanced feature upgrades like installing alternate fans, LED lighting, and Z probes like the BLTouch. [ … ] to any other printer. Cartesian printers. [ … ] '''Other guides in this series:''' * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+1:+Wiring/37?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+2:+Configuration/38?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+3:+Commissioning/39?lang=en * https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Guide/Ender+3+Pro+and+Duet+Maestro+Guide+Part+4:+Calibration/40?lang=en