V2 firmware release date?

Hi when will there be a configuration tool for V2 firmware? I am really keen on teting new motion control..better linear advance and other stepper drivers. Other functions that will be added?


  • Currently we concentrate on adding functions/drivers to V2. The tool will come after that all works. So may still take a while especially as it will be much more complicated to write the tool with the flexible module system of V2. But manual configuration of course works already. We try to keep some sample configurations in the sources so it is not too hard to adjust it. Plus the V2 docs are very detailed and much better the V1. Every modules has a detailed description and shows also the current state.
  • edited October 14
    If you are looking for beta testers for version 2 - count on me. I have 2 printers running your firmware. One is Core XY H-bot with Velleman motherboard (ex-K8400), another Cartesian IDEX of my own design running on Ultratronics Pro v1.0.  Both printers have dual extruders,  heated beds and ABL enabled with optical z-probe touch sensor (also my own design). Both printers are controlled via RPI/Octoprint.

    I am especially interested in IDEX mirror mode coming in version 2.

  • At least the Ultratronics Pro should already work. The velleman has 8 bit I think so will not work at the moment. Maybe there are some compilation issues with the ultratronics board, don't have it in a printer so not tested constantly, but that would be small issues easy to fix. IDEX is one of my test platforms for V2 and should already work well, also z probing with ditto printing (mirror mode) do not fit well - we can adjust Z only for one head - so a physical flat bed is required here. But it still can be used to calibrate bed. So feel free starting testing. Don't think there are many testers. I know I have some, but most are still on V1 because it has the config tool and V2 not.
  • edited October 15
    Great!  Just few quick questions: 

    - Could you please confirm that the version 2 branch is called on github dev2 ?
    - Should I use Arduino IDE to compile version 2, or other compiler (VSCode, Atom, etc.)?
    - If the answers on previous 2 questions are 'yes' and 'yes', then I cannot find Repetier.ino file under dev2 branch. Should I copy it from version 1.x ?
    - I know M280 S<mode> command can enable/disable ditto printing mode, but which command should be used to switch between duplicate and mirrored printing modes?

  • edited October 15
    yes it´s dev2 branch on GitHub

  • edited October 15
    @RAyWB Thanks a lot! This link is exactly what I was looking for. 

    Also, after checking the source code, I found the answer to my last question. M280 has R argument (0/1) that switches mirrored mode off/on.

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