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Moonie

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Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« on: June 15, 2020, 02:28:15 AM »
I have seen that most of the people using the Eleksmaker has replaced the Nano board with a 32bit board.

Will this board work :

https://www.robotics.org.za/NANO3C-FT232RL?search=nan

Sorry i know very little about this ! Does the above board have a boatloader and is it 32bit ?

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Re: Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 03:43:29 AM »
I have never seen a 32-bit clone, all Arduino Nano clones use the same Atmel ATmega328 chip so are 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontrollers.

It looks like this one has the older bootloader rather than Optiboot but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Re: Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 04:55:34 AM »
Hi Zax,

Ok now i'm totally confused ? Posting the screenshot from FB or is this not the truth ? According to these guys it will give you a much better greyscale range due to the 32 bit processor ?

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Re: Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 06:17:12 AM »
It looks like they are talking about using a STM32 Nano replacement, so they can use TMC stepper drivers for improved control.
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Re: Replacing the Nano board with a 32bit board
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 06:32:16 AM »
And now im totally lost....
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