Well have been using smoothie for close to a year and putting up with a few issues,
i made the plunge and got a Duet Wifi, and have not looked back.
Issues that i have had is smoothie keeps hanging, especially accessing the built in webserver. Many people have this issue, answer is dont use the Webserver.
Then why have it there.
Lucky I have a high priced heater bed with built in thermal fuse, smoothie crashed overnight, Heater was stuck on, so lucky the thermal fuse tripped.
There is ambiguous documentation on smoothie, one function that is still listed, when i implemented it in the Config.txt, smoothie would not boot.
Took 2 long night till i found it, removed it and system boots, otherwise sites there with black display like you get when you do no have a sd card plugged in.
Would be nice if there was a basic syntax checker on bootup and display a config error message or something.
The sample config file offered should have every possible function listed in it, but its not, until you keep search forums etc and looking at other peoples config, you find extra stuff.
Some strange homing buzzing sound happens after bed level at start of print for about 5 seconds,other people have also experienced this, no apparent reason why, happens on various firmware, some time this stops when i create a new config file, then with some minor changes starts happening again.
Constantly have to reboot smoothie ware after a print, to make sure new print start correctly, cant understand why.
Very slow gcode file transfer either through usb or ethernet port, sick of resorting to pulling sd card in and out.
External SD card slot on display either does not work or unreliable, best answer i can see “too many devices on SPI bus”.
I normally would not write a post like this and just move on, but having some questions unanswered on this forum i can only conclude
that there is a issue there and we have not got a fix for it.
and the other reasons is going through other forums on other firmware and boards for 3D printers i find certain argumentative posts that a certain person who is interest is in smoothie get involved in. My advice is do not worry about what other people are doing, devote that time to your own smoothie project.
Smoothie has a potential of being really good, bet it seems to be stalling or there is some interest lost in it.
Its not my hardware, i had 3 different vendors boards, all exhibit the same issues.
As having duet for about 4 weeks not all i can say is “It works”.
I hope smoothie gets back on track and refocused.
Sorry if i have ruffled some feathers, i do not like being treated like a idiot or waste a lot of my time.
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