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Marlin CNC Pendant

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I built an MPCNC a while back and am finally getting around to finishing it off. My machine is a combined use CNC and 3D printer so I have elected to use Marlin software. The main use for my machine is 3D printing using a direct granule extruder that I am developing for use with recycled plastics, this requires a larger format and heavier machine than a regular 3D printer due to the size of the extruder. I also have plenty of aluminium CNC work for it, so it's very much a dual use machine. 

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Rumba Board - Dead atmega16u2 (USB) fix

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Way back in 2013 I bought a Rumba board for my 3DR printer build. Unfortunately it had a bit if an issue with the USB chip and so the unreliable USB connectivity made it practically unusable. As far as I recall I could never even get a program loaded up, so it's been sitting in the original box that it shipped in ever since. Cue 2019 and I've been putting together an MPCNC for a project and decided that I'd really like to get the Rumba board up and running so that I can take advantage of the six stepper drivers it has.

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