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UDOO-NEO

Posted by unarmedrob 
UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 09:24AM
Arduino and Raspberry Pi combined, and only $35 on Kick-starter.

Just posting to get peoples general consensus on the device. Would it be capable of running a reprap? Maybe with its own webserver?

[www.udoo.org]
Re: UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 09:47AM
Looks interesting, although the potential problem with anything running Linux is to get good enough real-time performance. It's generally preferable to offload the hard real-time stuff to a separate processor. What would be really interesting is to take the 4-core Raspberry Pi, hand 3 cores over to Linux, and dedicate one to the real time stuff.

You can already get 3D printer controller boards that run web servers, e.g. Duet and Smoothie. I think the real benefit of attaching something as powerful as the RPi to a 3D printer is if you want to add streaming video, or do slicing on it as well.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2015 10:13AM by dc42.

Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet [www.duet3d.com].
Re: UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 10:21AM
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dc42
Looks interesting, although the potential problem with anything running Linux is to get good enough real-time performance. It's generally preferable to offload the hard real-time stuff to a separate processor. What would be really interesting is to take the 4-core Raspberry Pi, hand 3 cores over to Linux, and dedicate one to the real time stuff.

You can already get 3D printer controller boards that run web servers, e.g. Duet and Smoothie. I think the real benefit of attaching something as powerful as the RPi to a 3D printer is if you want to add streaming video, or do slicing on it as well.

If you look at the design uses a Freescale™ i.MX 6SoloX with an embedded ARM Cortex-A9 core and a Cortex-M4 Core where the Cortex-A9 is used for the Linux system and the Cortex-M4 is used for the Real-time Arduino processing.
Re: UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 10:25AM
It's got a Cortex A9 to run the Linux and a Cortex M4 pretending to be an Arduino to do the real time stuff.


[www.hydraraptor.blogspot.com]
Re: UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 10:30AM
Ah, that makes a big difference then!


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet [www.duet3d.com].
Re: UDOO-NEO
April 22, 2015 10:57AM
It's a great solution to run OctoPrint on the Cortex-A9 and any of the available 32-bit firmwares on the Cortex-M4. thumbs up

I would really like to see a cape/RAMPS style board developed for it! smiling bouncing smiley
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 15, 2015 02:21AM
Have you seen that the RADDS is being sold bundeled with the UDOO-Neo?

I wonder how the software solution looks like for it. Can´t be that complicated, but how does the Linux platform connect to the integrated arduino due? Virtual USB?
VDX
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 15, 2015 04:16AM
... yes, it's 'communicating' via a serial bus, so no big difference to a sseparate linux-quadcore and an ArduinoDue connected by a cable ...


Viktor
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 15, 2015 05:06AM
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Yellobello
Have you seen that the RADDS is being sold bundeled with the UDOO-Neo?

I wonder how the software solution looks like for it. Can´t be that complicated, but how does the Linux platform connect to the integrated arduino due? Virtual USB?

I had not seen that! Nice! So it seems they already have a complete firmware solution worked out. thumbs up
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 15, 2015 06:18AM
@Yellobello, where have you seen the UDOO-Neo bundled with RADDS?

Isn't RADDS a Due sheild, i.e. same pinout as Arduino Mega? But Neo is the smaller pinout like an Arduino Uno. Is it compatible?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2015 06:18AM by nophead.

[www.hydraraptor.blogspot.com]
VDX
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 15, 2015 09:11AM
... the UDOO has the same pins/sockets footprint as the ArduinoDue, so the RADDS will fit to it too (I have both types here - RADDS with Due and with UDOO).

But AFAIK, the UDOO-Neo has another pin arrangement, so not compatible with the RADDS ...


Viktor
Re: UDOO-NEO
May 17, 2015 12:47AM
Sorry my fault!

Just another fancy namy hiccup on my list!
the UDOO is not the UDOO-neo, off course!! How could I forget that?

[max3dshop.org]

AND I have to adidmit that I already came as far as figuring out that the board should not be able to fit, but then thought "voodoo!"

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2015 12:49AM by Yellobello.
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