Gasp. I'm hoping to achieve two things with my Rev D. Printrboard on my circa 2013 wooden Printrbot Plus;
1) Support an E3D hot end (purchased and in route)
2) Support an auto-leveling probe (considering, but not yet purchased)
The internwebs lead me to believe that #2 will require an upgrade to my firmware and #1 will require me to modify the firmware thermistor setting.
My current firmware version (returned via M115,) is: FIRMWARE_NAME:Marlin V1; Sprinter/grbl mashup for gen6 FIRMWARE_URL:http://www.mendel-parts.com PROTOCOL_VERSION:1.0 MACHINE_TYPE:Mendel-P EXTRUDER_COUNT:3
I last upgraded to support multiple extruders & LCD a couple years ago, but stopped printing for the last 18 months or so and no longer have all the details in my head.
After days of googling, I am still baffled at what version of firmware I should use. Here's the notes I've made:
:: no longer exists, now https://github.com/Printrbot/Marlin/
with no versions, is there a stash out there other than archive.org (see (B))
B) archive.org has a copy of https://github.com/Printrbot/Marlin/releases
, but it does not have a copy of what should be returned from clicking the 'Next' button at the bottom (which RetireeJay suggested would provide access to the 'Unified' appropriate for the Rev. D.
C) I found: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vr95m92an5p94 ... ied-v2.hex
from an August 2, 2013 Printrbot tweet, but am not confident that it supports the more recent features I want. Is this what (B) was trying to get to?
D) The Marlin site - https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin
- offers Marlin 1.1.0-RC7 and stable 1.0.2-1, but Printrbot typically uses the lincolnmatic fork, should I go mainline?
E) I've got a RAMPS 1.4 board, I could bail on the Rev D/ExtrudrBoard combo
I'd appreciate anyone who finds this SOS and has a viable path, or could provide an informed opinion on A-E above.
Thanks in advance,
(optional Dual Extrusion) Printrbot Plus V1 [3/2013]
bed stabilizers, bed levelers, Y & X belt tensioners,
50mm fan mount, LED ring light, Z-axis screw Isolators,
Z-shaft stabilizers,optional Bowden conversion, GT2 belts/pulleys,
M8x1.25 Z Screws, Flex. Z-couplers,
RAMPS 1.4 w/ LCD,
Quick Change Extruders:
Option 1- Dual hybrid geared Wade's/Bowden w/ 3mm & 1.75mm Ubis,
Option 2 - Dual direct geared Wade's w/ 3mm & 1.75mm Ubis
Option 3 - Single geared Wade's w/ 3mm or 1.75mm Ubis
Option 4 - Single belt drive Wade's w/ E3D
MIC-6 metal bed
Thingiverse Profile: http://www.thingiverse.com/tdeagan/designs