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Posted (edited) · Installing custom Firmware

Hi folks,

I've just fitted a Bondtech extruder, and an Olsson block kit to my Ultimaker 2.

I now need to change the firmware to suit the new extruder.

I've been using Cura 2.x until now because I cannot get any earlier versions of Cura to run on my laptop (just freezes on the opening banner).  

Unfortunately Cura 2.x doesn't allow for custom firmware....

What can  I do to get the new firmware into the printer?

Is there a workaround?

I'm no computer or code expert, so don't know how to edit code etc.

I've also got a copy of Simplify3d if that's an option

Thanks in advance

Simon

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Posted (edited) · Installing custom Firmware

Download Cura 15.xx and upload custom firmware

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Posted · Installing custom Firmware

Download Cura 15.xx and upload custom firmware

 

Thanks, but I can't get Cura 15.xx to run on my laptop. Always freezes on the opening banner

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Posted · Installing custom Firmware

Then get into cura folders, search for your model .hex file and replace it. This way it will update with your file. Ofc, remember to backup the real firmware just in case

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Posted · Installing custom Firmware

Then get into cura folders, search for your model .hex file and replace it. This way it will update with your file. Ofc, remember to backup the real firmware just in case

 

Okay, so this sounds like voodoo to me.....

Is it a case of simply adding my new firmware into the correct folder then renaming the (new) file to that of the original firmware?

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Posted · Installing custom Firmware

Well that appears to have worked...

Thanks neotco

Only problem is the extruder is running backwards...

I'm in touch with Martin at Bondtech and we will get it sorted

Thanks again

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Posted · Installing custom Firmware

The final 2.3 will support uploading custom firmware (I am not sure if the official 2.3 betas already do).

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