This is my first post here. So my apologies in advance if I accidently went against any codes of conduct. My main question is simple (but can spin-off into some pretty complicated discussions, so I'll try keeping this short)...
On a PRUSA MK3, even though it's advised against doing, I'd still prefer to use a Pi Zero "piggybacked" on the EiNSY board (keeps everything internal, out of the way, no need to redesign or reprint an enclosure, etc.). So in an attempt to avoid overloading the Pi Zero W's limited compute abilities... My question is this: What's the verdict on switching to a Pi Zero 1.3 instead with an attached "Networking" pHAT? OR... Is it possible to "double-stack" Pi Zeros in a MacGuyver'd-psuedoparallel setup in a vain attempt to split whatever tasks can be split to the other board's core. (The 2nd idea is more of a pipedream, and without a LAN port doing anything in parallel is extra-"sketchy".)
What have I tried? Other than countless hours of web searches, browsing forums, datasheets, the OctoPrint source code, etc... All to no avail/not even the slightest hint that anyone has even attempted this... Nothing really concrete. I can tell you that the pHAT being used has it's own onboard Broadcom chip which appears to take over a brunt of the incoming/outgoing data processing... AND has an external antenna connector, which compared to that little ceramic tic-tac SMD'ed to either board, blows their signal strength and range logarithmically out of the water. Both of those reasons: higher-power/dedicated networking chip AND having a much lower % of data packets being dropped with a directional 802.11AC antenna pointed right at the router... Lead me to think that would at least help alleviate, not eliminate, some slowdown situations that would've happened on a plain Pi Zero W alone. Also upon first glance, there doesn't appear to be any GPIO conflicts with the EiNSY serial interface.
Final bit of info here: I would like to have a PiCameraV2 just to check in on prints remotely. Timelapse, albeit fun to watch, is not my thing so I doubt I'll even include that plug-in. But other ones, absolutely.
TouchUI and as many of the "essential" ones I can get away with w/o compromising Printer reliability. If you have any additional questions, please ask and I'll clarify right away. I am very appreciative for your time [if you haven't given up on reading this far yet, lol]. I am super-stressed with work right now and can't dedicate more time to "spinning the wheels" on this, so I would sincerely value any of the community's guidance. Also, although the danger is almost negligible, I can't risk the cost/downtime right now of burning something out on my control board because of carelessly plugging & chugging a seemingly never-attempted hardware configuration into it. Hopefully I'm not missing something painfully obvious, but any and all info is useful at this point.