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Questions tagged [firmware]

In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems. Use this tag for questions about the firmware of your 3D printer. Include name and version as well as custom modifications that might be ...

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What triggers Marlin's “Click to resume…”?

I have a long print that keeps aborting. At some random point mid-print the printer says "Click to resume...". There is nothing in the G-code that asks for user confirmation. What could it be that ...
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Can G-code scripts be run automatically on inserting an SD card when using Marlin Firmware?

When running Marlin Firmware, is it possible to run G-code scripts/series of commands automatically when you insert the SD card? I'm running Marlin on a 3D printer board using an ATmega 2560 based ...
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Custom 3D printer printing dimensions has changed because of a .gcode file

A couple weeks before, I bought a custom 3D printer that has an Ultimaker 2 motherboard in it. However, the dimensions of the printer is not same with Ultimaker 2 (X and Y same, a bit smaller on Z). ...
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How to install new ATMEGA firmware via the ISP pins?

While uploading .hex firmware directly onto boards that allow this via CURA, this is not always an option for all machines (for lack of a functioning USB-connectable prot for example). On both my ...
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Setting custom x/y bed bounds for Anet A8/marlin

I have an Anet A8 that I just flashed with the latest Marlin firmware (1.1.9). I'm sending prints to my printer with Cura via octopi. I have affixed a PEI surface to my bed that's about 10mm smaller ...
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Export firmware as a .hex

Because .hex files can be installed without any need of an Arduino (serving as an ISP) to flash the firmware on Creality machines I was wondering, if firmware ...
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How to install a .hex firmware?

Creality does offer its firmware on creality3d.cn as .hex files. These are pretty good as backups as one can't alter and destroy them by accident. But... How do you install them?! This is about ...
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Flashforge Dreamer not able to read Cura created G-code file

I'm using a second hand Flashforge Dreamer with ABS filament and Cura as slicer. The Flashforge Dreamer cannot read the printing (G-code) file Cura creates, I think due to not knowing what the ...
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Perplexing Y-axis shifting problem - only in positive y direction, and only on moves of a very specific radius

I'm running a RepRap based ORDBOT Hadron on Repetier firmware version 1.0 that I built from a kit. I've slowly worked out the kinks but this one is an utter doozy. Basically I occasionally get ...
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Trouble uploading Skynet3D to my Anet A8 via Arduino program

I'm in distress here fellow people. I'm a noob to 3d printers and want to become an expert. Everybody has to start at the bottom right? Like the title says I'm trying to upload Skynet to my printer ...
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Help installing my Anet A8 printer to my computer

I am a complete noob when it comes to the 3d printing world. I just finished assembling my printer and I plug it into my computer with the included usb cable and nothing happens. My computer does ...
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How to execute firmware command from gcode

I wrote a command in Marlin firmware which changes Neopixel color based on extruder temperature. In my start G-code for I set the color to white. How to execute my above command from the end G-code ...
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How to upload firmware to reprap printer?

When trying to upload firmware I get the following errors: timeout - cannot sync, or port is in use What can be the possible ...
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Homing a stepper motor as an extruder using E0/E1 with an limit switch and end stop

Note: I have extended my question as some of you mentioned that the question is not clear. I am using a RAMPS 1.4 board with an Arduino mega 2560. I need to drive a stepper motor as an extruder using ...
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Problem with print bed height on Creality Ender 4

I am a novice to 3D printing and have encountered an issue that I cannot seem to solve. Hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction. I have a Creality Ender 4 that I purchased a few ...
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Communication is dropping when printing on my Tevo Tarantula

I am experiencing communication drops when printing from mp raspberryPI (using octoprint, repetitier server). Moreover when printing from Cura (on Windows), the programs freeze (have to kill the ...
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How to re-program Prusa firmware to accept a taller Z axis?

Machine specs: Prusa MK3, firmware version 3.1.2. Facts: I have designed a new Z-axis frame for my printer, so I can print models up to 360mm high in stead of the standard 210mm. The plan has worked ...
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Pronterface window question

I switched to a Raspberry Pi 3 to use with (Linux) Pronterface for my 3D printer. This Pi 3 has a 3.5" 320x480 LCD display. When Pronterface is loaded, only part of its window can be seen and some ...
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Compiling Marlin 2.0

I've just finished building a new printer and I wanted to take advantage of a 32 bits board I ordered some time ago. The board is an MKS SBase 1.3 I've been researching the Smoothiware firmware but ...
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What is the largest microSD card that a Monoprice Select Mini can read?

I have a Monoprice Select Mini v2 and it came with a 256 MB SD card. I have a bunch of 16 GB cards. I have made sure that the new SD card has a FAT32 filesystem. I copy the gcode file onto this card ...
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How do I use MEGA pin number designations rather than RAMPS pin numbers in marlin

I am designing my own shield for the MEGA2650 that I will use to control my printer. When defining pins in the marlin firmware, the pin numbers are the pin numbers of the RAMPS shield and not the ...
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How to switch E0 to E1 for extruder?

I have a K280 3D printer with a MKS V1.5 and Repetier firmware. I’ve damaged the transistor associated with E0 (3rd one on the right) and so that means I need to avoid that. I’ve decided to switch to ...
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Prusa Mk3 filament detection sensor, can you access the image data?

I have seen that the new Prusa Mk3 design has a optical mouse sensor that can be used to detect if the filament jams. Optical mouse sensors are just a really low resolution camera with no color. I am ...
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Alunar m508 Firmware

I have a Alunar M508 machine that I am trying to get new firmware on. The firmware that was loaded on the machine wasn't very good. The x axis was mirrored and the home point was way off. I was ...
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Tevo Tarantula home offset

Following Beny's advice, I've just setup JimBrown-MarlinTarantula firmware. However, my X0 & Y0 points are off the bed. ...
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Tevo Tarantula I3 firmware

I've been trying to get something decent printed for days but nothing works! I have a Tarantula Tevo i3 MKS Base V1.4 and have done a lot of trial & plenty of ...
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Tevo Tarantula incorrectly auto leveling of bed

I decided to try and setup the bed auto level sensor. I downloaded this firmware: TEVO-Tarantula-I3-Marlin-Firmware and followed this tutorial, YouTube - Setting Up Auto Bed Leveling (Tevo Tarantula)....
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Anet A6 Firmware

I've just finished putting my new Anet A6 together. Very nice build all together as everything fits really well. I've tried a test print and I noticed something weird: as I try to home ONLY the Z ...
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How may I identify the firmware in use on my 3D printer?

I have a generic printer with no support documentation. How do I determine what firmware is in use so that I can research how to make the print run?
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How do I decrypt messages on my Repetier firmware?

I need to send a complex password to my machine. The machine needs to decrypt it and run it. I have not found enough resources for such an operation. More detailed description: I am developing a ...
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SkyNet3D firmware home settings

I recently installed SkyNet3D V1.1 on my Anet A8 printer. When I prepare the printer and select "auto home" it moves the head close to the upper right hand side of the bed. How do I change these ...
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My Prusa i3's Z-axis will only go up

If I send it commands to go up, the steppers rotate things up. If I tell the Z-axis to go down, nothing happens. I inverted the Z-axis in the firmware (by setting the value to true instead of false), ...
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Reprap Ormerod 2 Duet web control not automatically starting, how can I fix?

I have an Ormerod 2 which is controlled by an Duet board with original up to date firmware. When I power it on and try to use the web interface (web control) it seems to not have started. When I ...
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How come firmware isn't uploaded?

I am calibrating my Kossel XL with a new Marlin firmware changing the MANUAL_Z_HOME_POS since I have modified my print bed. I change the value in the Marlin code ...
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Melzi v3b firmware flash

I'm trying to flash the repetier Firmware to my Prusa i3 3D Printer, which uses Melzi 2.0 board. I uploaded it successfully 2 days ago with same settings but now is failing always. ...
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Marlin, end stops, and position report - possible bug?

Am seeing the following behavior in Marlin: When moving the printhead, if an end stop is hit, a position report (M114) erroneously reports the print head position as where it was trying to go, as ...
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How to use E1 as E0?

Like many people, I have burnt the pins in the micro-controller connected to the E0 motor - the E0 motor is not working anymore and I need to print tomorrow! I need to control the extruder motor with ...
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How to directly send G-code to printer from a Linux terminal?

Should it be possible to directly send G-code to the printer serial connection using pipes under Linux? Example: echo M106 > /dev/ttyUSB0 My controller runs ...
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Firmware Choice: Marlin vs Repetier vs Other

We are custom building a Cartesian 3D printer to be used in a production 3D printing environment, with the following requirements: Intended Z resolution 0.13mm; Dual extruders (primary + support ...
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Z Axis getting stuck with Marlin 1.1.0-RC7

Background: I just successfully installed a RepRapDiscount Full Graphic Display on my Prusa i3; and in doing so, I've upgraded all of the firmware to the latest version of Marlin, 1.1.0-RC7. With my ...
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Uploading Repetier firmware to Arduino?

I have a prusa i3 and have been trying to calibrate it. I have been trying to upload the new steps per mm and I get to done uploading. However when I go into Repetier host and type M503 to get the ...
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Connecting Sain Smart Mechanical End Stops to Ramps 1.4?

I have Sainsmart Mechanical End Stops, and I'm building a Prusa i3 Rework. I've recently gotten the x-axis to move, but it needs to stop when it gets to the end and it does not do that; I end up ...
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How to set a new homing position using software and/or slicer without changing hardware end-stop?

Before the question, here is my setup; Prusa i3 (with mainboard Mks Gen v1.2) Repetier as slicer Marlin source code My main task is to convert my 3D printer into a chocolate printer. I have ...
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How to line up (x,y) print area between hardware and software?

I'm trying to line up the physical print bed of my printer (Printrbot Simple Metal) to the virtual print area of the slicer (Cura). So far, they've never been properly aligned. It was never that big ...
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Should I comment out the code for what I am not testing when loading the test firmware for Ramps 1.4?

You may want to use this code to test all the electronics before installing any of the suggested firmwares. I'm planning on: Flashing the test firmware onto the Arduino Mega 2560, then unplugging ...
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What does it mean for step and dir “to be on their own ports”?

The wiki page for the RAMBo board mentions: Step and Direction pins are on their own ports for synchronous movement capability What does this mean, and how does it affect printing? Do I need ...
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Printer randomly stops, Is the power supply bad?

I have a prusa i3 with Mendel firmware and a RAMPS board. Recently it has been randomly stopping during prints. The LCD screen will lock up, the print will stop, and the heating elements will turn ...
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Prusa XI3 not printing correctly with Repetier Host

I have a HE3D Prusa XI3 Specs are linked here. Its came with a MK8 Extruder, and I ordered the 0.3mm nozzle with it. I have Repetier v.91 loaded onto the printer right now, and Repetier-Host v1.5.4 ...
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Updating firmware on Monoprice Architect printer

I just received this printer and while it seems to talk to Makerbot Desktop software I'm not sure if I should be trying to update the firmware. The printer comes with firmware v7.2 and while Makerbot ...
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Understand and developing firmware - IDE help

Lately I've been working on tweaking firmware to fix functions on my printer. A few of my biggest issues are lack of understanding of C and finding out how the multiple cpp and h files are linked. ...