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【维修日记】升级Makerbot Replicator(Original)固件版本

手上有一台很古老的Makerbot Replicator 3D打印机,弃之角落,蒙尘日久。这个月搬家突然想起来,准备整理整理,来个3D打印机大拯救行动。特此整理了几篇维修日记,供小伙伴们参考。

本文主要介绍固件升级。

【工具准备】

Replicator 随附USB数据线一根

一支铅笔或者圆珠笔,用于点按打印机背后Reset按钮

ReplicatorG 软件,最新版本0040,下载地址 http://replicat.org/download

ReplicatorG 0040 Released November 14, 2012

(RepRap5D users, please use ReplicatorG 34 for 5D when using 5D)
New Features:
* supports all firmware versions for The Replicator and Replicator 2
* Added Replicator 2 Machine profile
* supports Sailfish firmware for Cupcake, TOM (Download Sailfish firmware directly from ReplicatorG)
* Support for selecting between s3g, x3g file formats (x3g is makerbot's new file format, which supports Sailfish)
* Minor profile updates
* Onboard preferences bug fix
* Warning when printing with accelerated speeds to ensure bot has acceleration turned on
* Added Profiles for Thing-o-matic with Skeinforge-50 and volumetric printing
* bugfix for setting preheat on commit
* bugfix for commiting onboard preferences to Replicator(Single Extruder)
* bugfix for commiting oboard preferences to Thing-O-Matic

Python 软件,下载地址 https://www.python.org/downloads/

【查询打印机版本号】

打印机屏幕上进入Info and Settings或者Utilites菜单,找到Version Number,可以查询到当前的打印机版本号。不过说实话,这么老的机器,如果很久没用,肯定是要升级的啦。

【升级固件】

官网升级说明请参考https://support.makerbot.com/learn/earlier-products/replicator-original/updating-firmware-for-the-makerbot-replicator-via-replicatorg_13302

我基本也是按照这个步骤做的。根据官网说明,MakerBot Replicator最新的firmware固件版本是7.5.

请确认USB电缆已经和电脑连接,3D打印机开启。注意,固件升级不需要ReplicatorG连接到打印机上。

断开ReplicatorG连接

在Machine菜单下面Connection(Serial Port)记录下当前打印机的COM口编号(比如我的是COM3),后续会用到。

选择新的固件

同样在Machine菜单下面点选Upload new firmware…

选择MakerBot Replicator (MightyBoard)

选择最新版的firmware,正常应该是最列表最上方的那个。(目前最新版本7.5)

点击下一步,选择打印机连接的COM口(这里是COM3)

现在你可以看到对话窗口的“Upload”按钮,先不要按它。

到打印机背面,靠近电源开关和USB电缆接口的位置处,有个小孔(如下图所示),这个就是Reset按钮。我们之前准备的铅笔可以派上用场啦。

官网原文讲:按下Upload按钮,等零点几秒,再按下打印机后面的Reset键。等一会你就可以看到Firmware update succeeded!

然而但是可是可但是但可是,nothing happen!!!

然后我们很幸(ku)运(bi)的发现了,下面一段文字:

If your firmware does not update successfully, don't worry -- the timing can be really tricky because it will vary a lot from computer to computer. Try different timings, like pressing the reset switch just before you hit the upload button, or waiting a full second between hitting the upload button and pressing the reset switch. The process of figuring out exactly when to press each button can be frustrating, but you can't harm your printer by getting the timing wrong. And once you have it right, you'll know what works best with your computer and you'll have a head start next time.

Once you see the "Firmware update succeeded!" message, you're set! Go back to printing with your exciting new firmware.

所以是要人品大考验吗?!瞬间有无数xxx马从xxx跑过,想放弃了有木有啊!

在经历了3个半小时的各种组合尝试,最后如下步骤获得成功(所以一定要记录在案啊,血泪史啊):

1)关闭3D打印机电源

2)按下Reset键不放,然后打开3D打印机电源

3)点击ReplicateG软件界面的upload按钮

4)5s左右后,松开3D打印机Reset键。

5)等待20s左右,终于看到了 "Firmware update succeeded!"

在我查看youtube网上众多大神分享的视频中,我发现他们提到在update过程中,主板上绿灯闪烁,希望这个也可以作为一个提示给大家。

最后说明一下,升级到7.5版本后最大的好处就是可以调节打印是热床的温度了。之前5.5版本不知道怎么回事,只能预热。一旦开始打印,热床就停止加热,从而造成打印底层不牢固,无法完成打印。

7.5版本就可以正常的设置热床打印时的温度了,建议打印时候使用MakerBot自己出的打印软件MakerPrint,兼容性好,也方便。

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3 Sep 2019, 6:55