Everybody knows about most popular firmware for various 3d printers named as Marlin Firmware. Its ability is so wide and extends quickly due to a lot of people working about it.
Huge amount of options and abilities confuses everybody, who sees it at first time.
For simplifying and speed-up configuration process with the firmware - I want to introduce this tool
It works on Windows, Mac OS, Linux (.deb and .AppImage)
Step 1: Installation
Step 2: Running
At first You need just any empty folder(on your desktop or home folder - do not use a name folder "Marlin" !!!) where will be deployed the marlin repository.
Then run the marlin-conf application and choose this folder, after selecting folder it will download the firmware (it can take a minute - real size of repository about 50 Mb)
At second run you can select the same folder and it will be faster, because will be used previous downloaded repository
Step 3: Uploading Your Previous Configuration
There are two ways upload your previous configuration: drag these files into browser or open these from from folder on the disk using 'Upload' -> 'Files' button
Step 4: Customizing
There are four tabs in this application and each has sections
For quick navigation you can use right sided navigation bar
Each line has yellow button with sigh '?' at the end - which can help you to understand the option
Also helpful can be 'G-codes' tab
Step 5: Compilation and Uploading Firmware
If you have installed Arduino and like this project - just open from it this folder and do it
But here is another way to compile and firmware your hardware is PlatformIO project which support a lot of platforms and IoT devices and do it quickly
After its installation, described on project page and restarting marlin-conf application, you can press 'Compile' button and all packages and libraries will be downloaded and installed automatically
If compilation is succeeded - press 'Flash' button to firmware your device
Step 6: Interacting With Printer
This step can be used at any time(without customizing and flashing)
Press 'Consoles' button - and in new window you get list of your serial ports with ability to select speed and open it
Also you can use 'Command' helper to operate with printer's head - it so usable when debugging hardware and firmware
On main page of application is the tab with G-codes - It can help you too
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.
I'm confused. This configurator seems comprehensive and has some nice features but it doesn't appear to store MY configuration info. It seems to me that after I drop in my pre-configured files and make further changes that MY changes would be stored in a data file somewhere other than configuration.h so that when a new Marlin version is released, configurator would be able to pull the new release, apply all of MY unique changes and then be ready for a fresh build. But when I try to change revisions it tells me I need to get rid of my changes. If it can't remember them what is the point of using the tool?, other than for the other nice features. Am I missing something?