I know I’ve been slightly quiet on here recently. You would’ve thought with all this lockdown going on that I’d have more time to get all my projects sorted but unfortunately that isn’t the case.
I just wanted to bring to people’s attention that it’s now possible to run an SKR v1.4 (or SKR v1.3 for that matter) with RepRapFirmware and an SBC attached. This setup emulates the newer duet 3 setup (minus the expandability of expansion and toolboards).
What do you get from running this setup? Well, firstly you get a faster connection to the DWC (RepRapFirmware web interface). Although the SKR with an ESP8266 attached is more than functional, if you’re uploading a large gcode file it can take a while. You also get the ability to connect to the setup using ethernet rather than wifi. Finally, as the platform matures, there will be the ability to use plugins.
As with adding an ESP8266 to the SKR v1.4, some resistors etc are required. All the information can be found on the LPC-RRF wiki.