Pulse Duet3 Mod
The Azteeg X5 GT control board is great for beginners who need that “push button” print type of system. But for advanced, commercial style printing, the Azteeg falls short.
Duet 3 Mini 5+ mod
The Duet 3 control board uses a web control interface which can be used on personal computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, across multiple platforms. Basically anything that can open a web browser, wired or wireless. The system uses RepRapfirmware instead of Marlin. This allows you to use gcode directly to control your printer. No more compiling every time you wish to make a change. Quick changes to gcode on the web interface and you are good to go.
Duet3D is not for everyone. But, once setup, the system can be ran by most users, however you will need to hit the books and learn basic gcodes and make a cheat sheet.
I have done the heavy lifting, setting up the firmware for all of the stepper motors, end stops and heaters. Some tweaking will be required if you intend to keep the dual Z-axis motors. My config files are set to use the single Z-axis modification. All end stop switches will need to switched over to the Normally Closed position, moving one of the wires. The control board box will need to be printed and mounted to your D-frame. I used a thick piece of plastic between the two. This will be up to you. The extruder cable may need to be re-mounted above the frame along the backside for length.
All config files, wiring diagrams and pictures are located at my GitHub page for free download.
CaribouDuet mounting box
Miscellaneous hardware will be needed depending on the size used. I suggest picking up a multi pack of bolt and nut hardware.
You will need a - IWISS SN-2549 Crimping Tools for AWG28-18 (0.08-1.0 mm2) XH2.54/Dupont 2.54/2.8/3.0/3.96/4.8/KF2510/JST Terminal Crimper Plier Ratcheting Wire Connector Crimping Tool
A normally closed micro switch
92mm Noctua fan and grill