Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Copy firmware from one machine to another?


greens83
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Copy firmware from one machine to another?

Hoping someone with more knowledge than me can tell me if something is possible. I have an ultimaker 2 which I upgraded to a UM2+ apart from the extruder stepper motor. I did this quite a few years ago. I vaguely remember having to alter the firmware to account for the stepper motor difference, steps per E I think. Anyway I have come into the possession of another UM2 and I have bought the same parts to upgrade (excluding a new stepper motor).

 

So I'm wondering If it is possible to copy the firmware from the modified UM2+ to the newly upgraded one? Is there a way to download firmware from a machine or copy it over to another?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Copy firmware from one machine to another?

    It should be possible to dump the compiled hex file from the Arduino board, but it is complicated. There is no easy way to do it.

     

    But you could install the Tinkergnome Firmware, then you can adjust steps, motor direction and a lot of other things directly from the printers menu.

    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Copy firmware from one machine to another?

    @Smithy thanks for the info, I thought it must be possible but sounds more effort than just re tracing my steps with the altered firmware. Ill check out the tinkergnome firmware.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...