Flash firmware from SD-Card Directly?  

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jbudding
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Is there a way to update the firmware by copying the firmware file to the SD Card and clicking on it?  I really really really don't want to have to attach a USB cable from my PC all the way to where I have the printer setup.  The distance is very long to where I have the printer setup, and it would be a real pain to move it.

Best Answer by bobstro:

Posted by: @towlerg

OctoPrint. Great if your printer is not near your PC. It will can use either WiFi or wired Ethernet and I believe there is a plugin for flashing printer firmware.

Yes, and it works quite well! It has made keeping my printers updated much simpler.

Posted : 21/01/2021 12:27 am
richnormand
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Friend with a laptop?

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Posted : 21/01/2021 3:46 am
towlerg
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OctoPrint. Great if your printer is not near your PC. It will can use either WiFi or wired Ethernet and I believe there is a plugin for flashing printer firmware.

Posted : 21/01/2021 9:30 am
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Cynan
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You need a computer connected, be it a laptop or Pi I'm afraid.

Posted : 21/01/2021 4:25 pm
bobstro
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Posted by: @towlerg

OctoPrint. Great if your printer is not near your PC. It will can use either WiFi or wired Ethernet and I believe there is a plugin for flashing printer firmware.

Yes, and it works quite well! It has made keeping my printers updated much simpler.

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Posted : 21/01/2021 6:14 pm
ManelTo
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For me the Toshiba Flash Air SD is perfect.

https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3s-mk3-user-mods-octoprint-enclosures-nozzles-.../flashair-wifi-sd-card-setup-and-drive-mapping/

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Posted : 21/01/2021 7:00 pm
Cynan
(@cynan)
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I use a FlashAir as well, however it won’t let you flash the printers firmware.

Posted : 21/01/2021 7:48 pm
jbudding
(@jbudding)
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@bobstro

If OctoPrint can flash the firmware then I am definitely buying the Raspberry Pi Zero W attachment.

Posted : 22/01/2021 1:05 am
bobstro
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OctoPrint will definitely do the job, but I'd recommend against using a RPi Zero. The OctoPrint developer specifically says the Zero is not recommended or supported.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 22/01/2021 2:02 am
towlerg
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Echo bobstro, Zero is no longer fit for purpose. Get either 3B+ or 4 (pretty much same price here). I wonder if there is some way to get Prusa to remove instruction to install Zero? Anyone got any clout with Prusa?

This post was modified 1 month ago by towlerg
Posted : 22/01/2021 11:15 am
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