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Marlin Firmware

Posted by ernchesto 
Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 08:01PM
When downloading the Marlin Firmware for Tantillus from GitHub, is there a trick to downloading it?

The reason I ask is that it seems that there will be tens of separate downloads,and they will be somewhat of a pain to organize due to the submenus.

Is there a nice clean way of doing this, rather than downloading each file individually?

Thanks!
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 08:47PM
There is a "zip" button up top. That will get the whole thing in a zip file. I had the same problem spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:00PM
Lisa M Wrote:
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> There is a "zip" button up top. That will get the
> whole thing in a zip file. I had the same problem
> spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

I think everyone has that problem the first time they get on GitHub.


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Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:00PM
Ah - thank you Lisa!
I suppose I was looking with my 'didn't sleep enough the lastcouplenights' eyessmiling smiley

cheers!
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:13PM
OK - starting to feel like a twit a bit now.

From the instructions:
"Firmware

Download and install the Arduino IDE version 0023.
DO NOT use Arduino 1.0 or newer.
Select your board type in Arduino menu under "Tools, Board".
Arduino Mega 2560
Connect the board to the computer with a USB cable.
Select the port in the Arduino menu under "Tools, Serial Port".
Download the preconfigured copy of Marlin firmware for Tantillus.
Open the Arduino IDE and open the Marlin firmware folder.
Click the upload button located near the top.
Square box with an arrow pointing to the right"

All is good until I try to Select the port in the Arduino menu under "Tools, Serial Port". - as Serial Port is greyed out in the menu.

And, when it comes to the upload - is there a specific file to be opened in the from the file>open in the arduino interface?

helpconfused smiley
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:36PM
Apparently you have to open Marlin.pde hit compile and then upload

That's as far as I got.

I'm now thinking that I have to do that for each of the tabs that has opened when I opened Marlin.pde ...but I'm not sure.
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:53PM
The tabs are just files in the project as long as you hit compile and upload and it didn't throw an error your fine.
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 09:56PM
Lisa M Wrote:
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> I'm now thinking that I have to do that for each
> of the tabs that has opened when I opened
> Marlin.pde ...but I'm not sure.

Nope. Marlin.pde includes all the other files automatically. Just once and done.

ernchesto Wrote:
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> All is good until I try to Select the port in the
> Arduino menu under "Tools, Serial Port". - as
> Serial Port is greyed out in the menu.

It will be greyed out if there is no serial port on your computer, i.e. the Arduino is either not plugged in or not recognized. Try following the instructions here for the Uno (assuming you are on Windows).


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Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:04PM
Thanks for your help folks!
I figured out that my 2560 drivers weren't properly installed. I installed, and then uploaded the firmware.

Now my screen reads 025/000, Tantillus 000%

I'm thinking this is a good signsmiling smiley
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:13PM
Your house is cooler than mine. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out ...mine is now at 30

So, does your dial do anything? If I push it in and turn it to the right I get watch, prepare, preheat
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:31PM
Yeah, I'm like dracula with my blinds when the sun beams at them!!

And yes, the dial is giving me a whole pile of options, like you describe, and on and on..
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:33PM
Hmm... I only get the 3 options and can't figure out how to select them or what to do with them. What options do you get?
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:37PM
well, the one that I'm running right now is Cooldown - which seems to be a controlled temperature drop.

Others I saw were under Prepare: load PLA, preheat PLA, Home, Load Filament, Unload filament, Move Axis,Disable Stepper, Backlight: 000, Lighting: 000, Set Origin, Autostart
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:43PM
Wow. Something is really wrong with mine. I don't see those other ones.
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 17, 2012 10:47PM
Hmm, I wish I could be of help - but I really don't have much knowledge of this stuff. I hope it gets solved quickly for you.
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 18, 2012 08:33AM
@lisa you push the knob and it acts as a button. So turn and once you are at an option press the knob and you will be in a new sub menu etc etc. If it still does not work let me know.

I will add all of this to the instructions when I get home.


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Re: Marlin Firmware
August 18, 2012 07:53PM
@sublime

I tried that but it didn't work for me.
Re: Marlin Firmware
August 18, 2012 10:49PM
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