Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 04:35AM
Hello together,

I recently got a Leapfrog Bolt Pro form work but realized that it has a custom firmware based on marlin, but from 2017. There is no update available from the manufacturer.

They published the firmware on GitHub (https://github.com/Leapfrog3DPrinters/Leapfrog-Firmware).


Is it possible to use the information from there and build a modern version of marlin for that printer?

How difficult is it?

I have never compiled marlin before.



Thanks for your Help




Simon
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 12:30PM
I believe there is enough information in the older version of marlin to make a firmware Upgrade.

Including information in this link
Which shows upgrading with an Adruino Mega 2560 w/ramps

Always remember to get a copy of your firmware before proceeding Link ???

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2022 12:33PM by Roberts_Clif.


Computer Programmer / Electronics Technician
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 12:34PM
Thanks for your reply!

I'm not sure if the board of the Bolt is the same with the Creatr.
And Yes, they provide this tutorial on how to flash a firmware, but the provided firmware is only from 2017.

That's the problem, I don't know how to build marlin sad smiley
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 12:51PM
Yes, it's possible to use the info in the Leapfrog files to build a working modern Marlin.

The only missing info that I noticed is if the MCU is an ATmega1280 or an ATmega2560. You'll need to open up the machine and look. If the main electronics is a two board sandwich then you'll need to pry the two apart to see. Best if you include pictures.





Why do you want to go to a modern Marlin? Worst case is the modern Marlin doesn't fully work on your machine and your current software is unavailable.

New is nice but if you can't identify any big benefits then why take the risk?
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 12:56PM
The old firmware is available, that's not the problem.

I can always go back as long as I don't brick anything on the hardware side.

According to this Link its a ATmega2560




Im specially searching for Mesh Bed Leveling and the possibility to use mesh bed leveling and stuff like that, the printer is running at marlin 1.0.0 in the moment

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2022 12:56PM by Simon_de.
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 01:09PM
Being able to go back is great news. Chances of hurting something on the hardware side are very small.

Compiling Marlin is easy when you use VSCode with the Marlin Auto Build plugin. There are several YouTube videos on the subject.

The hardest part is translating the old info into the new files. It's not really hard, just tedious.
Re: Leapfrog Bolt Pro Marlin Firmware
June 23, 2022 01:12PM
This gives me hope, thanks for your help.thumbs up

I will try it on the weekend
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