However, the three of them differ fairly from each other, so let’s dive into the differences and see which one comes out on top. Connect your computer/laptop to your 3D printer using the USB connector that fits your machine.
Some browsers will automatically convert it to a .HEX file, others won’t. If you see a file named “pod_180126_302x1_BL_v2.1.4.zip”, then right-click on it. After selecting the file for stock firmware download and clicking the start button follow the prompts to turn off the MMC then Turn on the MMC. You can also run start_liveplotter(…) directly from the interactive odrivetool prompt. This is useful if you want to issue commands or otherwise keep interacting with the odrive while plotting.
Luckily, almost all of the most popular manufacturers use a firmware called Marlin or a custom descendent of it. In this article, we will go step by step and explain how to recalibrate the home position of almost every 3D printer. The new firmware gets flashed to the mainboard and as soon as the display shows the menu screen again, you’re done. The selection depends whether you have a BLTouch in combination with that mainboard or not.
Once connected, click on the “Upload” button that’s right beside the “Verify” button. Make sure the printer has been plugged out from the power outlet before doing that. Like RepRap, Repetier also has a web-based configuration tool so you can make modifications to the firmware with ease and comfort. There’s also a slicer from the developer of Repetier called Repetier-Host.
- This article explains the components of firmware architecture, its advantages, and best practices for 2022.
- Our firmware allows you to get more control over your printer, make repairs easier, add on upgrades, and really get into tuning your machine to make it print better.
- By default two parameters are plotted on startup; the encoder position of axis 1 and axis 2.
- Hardware is hard to change, usually, the only way is to buy a new one and replace the old one.
Double check in the Info menu that the expected firmware version is shown. Yes, you hear me right, there is different firmware for the screen and the mainboard. Using 7-zip, I am extracting the file to the current folder by right clicking the file and then selecting 7-zip → extract here.