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Title: Run Marlin Firmware on DigiX
Post by: dmer10 on February 26, 2014, 08:17:26 pm
Hello Everyone!
I would like to be able to run reprap firmware like marlin,sprinter,...ect. on the digix. I know its a different processor but how much code would have to be changed? I am a novice when it comes to programming. The faster processer and sd card would make this a big improvement over the mega 2560 board. Does anyone know if the ramps board will work with digix?
Title: Re: Run Marlin Firmware on DigiX
Post by: gogol on February 27, 2014, 12:41:23 am
Have you searched the web for  'REPRAP "Arduino DUE"' ?
I have seen in different faires some repraps with an DUE connected to. 
 shields seem to be available (http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?13,279052)

Title: Re: Run Marlin Firmware on DigiX
Post by: DeuxVis on February 27, 2014, 06:18:39 am
Some reprap electronics are already based on the arduino Due, for instance : http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Duet

There is a firmware for that already, which might be an easier starting point for porting to digix : https://github.com/T3P3/RepRapFirmware


Also the R2C2 electronics (http://www.3dprinting-r2c2.com/?q=content/r2c2-documentation) is based on a different ARM processor, but still it might be easier to start from their firmware (https://github.com/bitboxelectronics/R2C2_Firmware) rather than from Marlin which is meant for AVR based arduino megas.


The latter have been around for longer so it might be more stable/feature complete.