Firmware refers to a specific program that serves as the “brain” of your 3D printer by translating G-code instructions from the sliced model. The firmware runs on the printer’s mainboard and comes in many types, such as Marlin and RepRap that each have their own set of features and benefits.
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- Firmware refers to a specific program that serves as the “brain” of your 3D printer by translating G-code instructions from the sliced model.
- Then, use the small hex key that came with your printer to remove the 3 screws from the Ender 3 control box—this is the box located beneath your bed.
Refer to the .ini files in the ini folder for the complete build details. You may need to change the stepper drivers (_DRIVER_TYPE) and serial ports (SERIAL_PORT). The easiest way to find correct serial port values is to look at other example configurations that use an identical or similar board. Locate the folder for your 3D Printer and copy all of the files from inside of it. The primary two are Configuration.h and Configuration_adv.h, but most will have a _Bootscreen.h and _Statusscreen.h file as well.
This iteration may become tedious if you decide to do it by trial and error instead of measuring with a caliper, so it may be useful to use Repetier Host in order to make things a little smoother. This option may seem a bit daunting at first, but keep in mind that if you somehow make a mistake during the process, you can always refer to the first option and revert the changes. The uploading can take up to a minute, so make sure that you do not disconnect anything during the process. If you own a 3D printer that is not listed above (this list is definitely not an exhaustive one), you will surely find it by searching “YOUR_PRINTER_MODEL + firmware”. The following process not only applies to the official Creality firmware but also to custom firmware, like Marlin or Klipper or anything else. In go to destination the last couple of weeks, I’ve extensively tested the Ender 3 v2 for print quality and long term results and if you’ve missed that review, I’ve linked it here for you to check it out.
Firmware files may be included as Intel HEX files or may be encrypted using the HECEncrypt tool. In embedded, it is 100% user code, you access the hardware and manage its resources. Causes boot table records to be aligned to the section alignment. I think there is checksum part in the HEX file, so directly editing the file will cause the error during programming. What I want to do is edit the data in the corresponding address of the .HEX file, and program the file into PSoC, then read the data using the firmware. If you would like your HEX files encrypted, contact HomeSeer and request a copy of the HECEncrypt.exe encryption tool. This tool will take an intel HEX file and encrypt it to a “HEC” file which Z-Flash can read.