Feel like I'm going in a circle here. First; Driver is installed. Comp sees It as "USB-SERIAL CH340" when the printer is plug in.
But that is all, I can view properties and that's it. Second; Every guide(YouTube) that I've been through on trying to update to Marlin for the BLTouch is out of date.
Or I run into problems with software. Found a guide that's pretty straight forward with Arduino but I have the wrong board selected and get errors.
I see where the solution link is in another post, but theres not a .json link to add in preferences? That's the only way I know how to add boards via preferences then tools>manager etc.
I Know what to do in the configuration files for the printer in Marlin.
Just need help getting it to the printer. What I am doing wrong?
Explain it to me like a I'm a moron because I've been trying to do this for days.
Many thanks in advance.
1.c – Open the folder labeled “Firmware” in VSCode
1.d – Open the Configuration.h file that is located under the “Marlin” folder on the left side of the VSCode screen
1.e – In the Configuration.h file, uncomment (remove the 2 / in front of #define) the line for your printer version and any other options you are going to use in the firmware
1.f – Click the ✓ at the bottom of VSCode to compile the firmware. The firmware will compile. This may take 1-5 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and internet connection
1.g – If the build succeeds plug in your printer to your computer with the USB cable.
1.h – Now click the arrow (right pointing) to upload to the printer board.
Make sure ALL slicers or other programs that connect to your printer board are CLOSED before trying to upload to your printer.
Please note that on machines with multiple COM ports you may have to select the COM port manually. Please see our VSCode COM port selection article to see how to do that.
1.i – The firmware will upload to the printer board over USB.
DO NOT UNPLUG THE PRINTER OR RESET YOUR COMPUTER.
Interrupting the flashing can “brick” your board and if this happens you will need to reflash the bootloader with a programmer (like an Arduino UNO) before you can flash again.
1.j – When the printer boots you will see the TH3D logo on your LCD. Make sure to reset your EEPROM on your printer after flashing any firmware. You can do this from your printer LCD or by sending a M502 followed by M500 with your favorite Gcode sender application.
THIS FIRMWARE AND ALL OTHER FILES IN THE DOWNLOAD ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE FROM TH3D STUDIO LLC. SUPPORT IS NOT INCLUDED JUST BECAUSE YOU DOWNLOADED THE FIRMWARE.
TH3D STUDIO LLC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PRINTER, PERSON, OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY DUE TO USE OF THIS FIRMWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS THEN DO NOT USE THE FIRMWARE.
We do not maintain a full change log for this firmware. However, you can track all changes and modifications to our firmware code on the GitHub repo for Unified 2 Firmware.