List of Firmware

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For a list of out-of-date firmwares, seeList of Abandoned and Deprecated Firmware:

Author(s): Kliment, caru, tonok, tesla893

forked fromKlimentkip. Seems to be a popular firmware

constant or exponential acceleration

Ultimakers Electronics version 1.0-1.5(maintainedhere)

seen working onGeneration_6_Electronics

Only documentation seems to be over atSprinter

Author(s):TraumflugTriffid_hunter, jakepoz

Status: Active as of August 2015

A dummy-proof firmware for many ATmega and ARM based controllers with emphasis on ease of use, high performance and clean code design.

Comes withTeacup Configtoolfor configuration and building, no text file editing.

Moves steppers smoothly with up to 48kHz on ATmega based controllers, 130kHz on ARM based ones.

Unlimited number of heaters, devices and temperature sensors.

For vintage printers: supports RepRap-style acceleration, DC extruders and Gen3 extruder boards.

Works on 8-, 32- and 64-bit controllers.

Works on virtually all ATmega based boards from ATmega168 to ATmega2560, including USB equipped ones.

Also Teensy3,HBoxandNXP LPC1114 basedcontrollers.

Fairly straightforward for porting, needs no Arduino IDE.

Newbies seeTeacup FirmwareInstallation.

Documentation is in the wiki underTeacup Firmware.

Status: active as of Jan 9, 2012

A featureful modern Reprap firmware.

High-speed gcode pipeline. No intra-move delay.

LCD/Keypad control panel, Hostless printing

Generation_4_Electronics- Thingomatic

See thesjfwpage for more information.

Author(s): Erik van der Zalm: Active as of February 2014; Bernhard Kubicek: Active as of November 2011

Status: Active as of June 2014

Development on this firmware appears to be very active. Forked fromSprinterandGrbl.

Look ahead (Keep the speed high when possible. High cornering speed.)

Interrupt-based temperature protection

Interrupt-based movement with real linear acceleration

Preliminary support for Matthew Roberts advance algorithm. (For more info see:this reprap-dev mailing list message.)

SD Card folders (works in Pronterface)

LCD Support, graphical and character-based (Ideally 20×4, but 16×4 also supported.)

LCD menu system for autonomous SD card printing, controlled by an click-encoder.

EEPROM storage of configurable settings (e.g. max-velocity, max-acceleration, etc.)

Dynamic Temperature setpointing aka AutoTemp

Support forQTMarlin, a very beta GUI for PID-tuning and velocity-acceleration testing.

Endstop trigger reporting to the host software.

Includes a customized SDCardLib supporting long filenames

Heater power reporting. Useful for PID monitoring.

Ultimakers Electronics version 1.0-1.5

Azteeg X1Azteeg X3, andAzteeg X3 Pro

MegatronicsMegatronics 1.0Megatronics 2.0, andMegatronics 3.0)

You can download tagged versions ongithub

All branches (most current is Marlin 1.0.2) are onGithub

Author(s): Alberto Cotronei @MagoKimbra: Active as of 2013

Development on this firmware appears to be very active. Forked fromMarlin.

A single Firmware for all types of printers; Cartesian, Delta, MORGAN SCARA, MAKERARM SCARA, CoreXY, CoreXZ & CoreYZ and their reverse.

The possibility of having only one hotend independently from the extruders that you have.

System Management MKr4 for 4 extruders width just two drivers and 8 relay.

System Management MKr6 for 6 extruders width just two drivers and 8 relay.

Management Multyextruder NPr2, 4/6 extruders with only two engines.

Adding commands to facilitate purging of hotend.

Step per unit varied for each extruder as well as the feedrate and the acceleration.

Added Delta Auto Calibration Algorithm of Minor Squares based on DC42 RepRapFirmware 7 points

Added Delta Auto Calibration Algorithm based on Thinkyhead Marlin

Added Delta Auto Calibration Algorithm based on Rich Cattell Marlin

Adding Debug Dryrun used by repetier.

Added total Power on time writed in SD CARD.

Added total Power consumption writed in SD CARD.

Added total filament printed writed in SD CARD.

Added anti extruder idle oozing system.

Added Hysteresis and Z-Wobble correction (only cartesian printers).

Added support reader TAG width MFRC522

Added Stop and Save for Restart (SSR)

Added ABL or MBL leveling fade height

Added Power Check for Stop and Save

Ultimakers Electronics version 1.0-1.5

Azteeg X1Azteeg X3, andAzteeg X3 Pro

MegatronicsMegatronics 1.0Megatronics 2.0, andMegatronics 3.0)

You can download tagged versions on[1]

All branches (most current is MK4duo 4.3.19_dev) are on[2]

Author(s): Jetty: Active as Dec 2011; Dan Newman: Active as February 2012

Status: Active as of June 2014

There seems to be two different versions of this firmware. One I think is for older makerbots forked off theMakerbot G4Firmware. The other appears to be newer and forked fromMarlin.

Acceleration support with acceleration planner look ahead

Dual extrusion including ditto printing (concurrently print two identical copies of a single item)

Support for asymmetric advance algorithms; JKN Advance

Support for yet-another-jerk (YAJ) algorithm

Support for firmware based deprime (reversal/retraction)

Automated Build Platform (ABP) support

Safety cutoff support (print stops when extruder safety cutoff triggered)

Interrupt based temperature protection

Interrupt based movement with real linear acceleration

PID based temperature control on extruders and heated build platform

EEPROM storage firmware related parameters

Jog User View (X,Y directions orientated to user)

Build: Time Left, Elapsed, Z Position, Percent Complete, Filament Usage

Multi colored printing with single extruder

Page Up / Down in menus / file lists

Supports 16×4, 20×4 and 24×4 LCD displays

Profiles (saves recalibrating when swapping platforms)

Sources are available at github for both theGen3/4-based firmwareand theMarlin-based firmware

Author(s):Simen Svale Skogsrud

Grbl is a no-compromise, high performance, low cost alternative to parallel-port-based motion control for CNC milling. Does not control extruders.

run on a vanilla Arduino (Duemillanove/Uno) as long as it sports an Atmega 328

nice simple controller for CNC milling

able to maintain more than 30kHz step rate and delivers a clean, jitter free stream of control pulses.

full acceleration-management with look ahead planner

Downloadable from github by running:

We have limited g-code-support by design. Grbl support all the common operations encountered in output from CAM-tools, but leave human g-coders frustrated. No variables, no tool offsets, no functions, no arithmetic and no control structures. Just the basic machine operations. We have yet to find a CAM-generated file that failed to run, though.

No gui, all interaction is through command line

Status: v0.92 (Active as March 2015)

Path planning (look ahead) for higher print speeds. (since version 0.32, 2011/9/24)

Fast ooze prevention system. (since version 0.35, 2011/10/8)

Trajectory smoothing for smoother lines. (since version 0.32, 2011/9/24)

Nozzle pressure control for improved print quality with RAMPS. (since version 0.32, 2011/9/24)

Fast – 16000 Hz and more stepper frequency is possible with a 16 MHz AVR. (since version 0.32, 2011/9/24)

Multiple extruder supported (experimental).

Standard ASCII and improved binary (Repetier protocol) communication.

Autodetect the command protocol, so it will work with any host software.

Continuous monitoring of one temperature.

Important parameters are stored in EEPROM and can easily modified without recompilation of the firmware.

Stepper control is handled in an interrupt routine, leaving time for filling caches for next move.

PID control for extruder temperature.

Interrupt based sending buffer (Arduino library normally waits for the recipient to receive written data)

Small RAM memory print, resulting in large caches.

mm and inches can be used for G0/G1

Works with Skeinforge 41, all unknown commands are ignored.

Dry run: Execute your GCode without using the extruder. This way you can test for non-extruder related failures without actually printing.

User defined and generic thermistor table( just set r0,t0,beta,r1,r2) in config (since version 0.31).

Aprinter is a portable firmware system, written from scratch in C++ with a heavy dose of template metaprogramming. A web-based configuration system is used to configure the high-level features for a particular machine, but also to define the low-level configuration for supporting different controller boards.

Linear-delta, rotational-delta and CoreXY support. New geometries can be added by implementing a foward and inverse coordinate transformation. A processor with sufficient speed and RAM is needed (not AVR).

Bed probing using a digital input line (e.g. microswitch). Height measurements are printed to the console.

Bed height correction, either with a linear or quadratic polynomial, calculated by the least-squares method.

SD card and FAT32 filesystem support. G-code can be read from the SD-card. Optionally, the SD card can be used for storage of runtime configuration options. A custom (fully asynchronous) FAT32 implementation is used, with limited write support (can write to existing files only).

Ethernet network (currently on Duet only). Gcode console over TCP is supported (equivalent to the serial-port interface), with multiple concurrent connections. Pronterface can connect this way.

Supports heaters and fans. Any number of these may be defined, limited only by available hardware resources.

Experimental support for lasers (PWM output with a duty cycle proportional to the current speed).

Supports multiple extruders. However, the interface is not compatible to typical firmwares. There are no tool commands, instead the extruders appear as separate axes. A g-code post-processor is provided to translate tool-using gcode into what the firmware understands. This post-processor can also control fans based on the current tool.

Unified runtime configuration system. Most of the simple configuration values which are available in the configuration editor have the corresponding named runtime configuration option (e.g. XMaxPos). Configuration may be saved to and restored from a storage backend, such as an EEPROM or a file on an SD card.

Homing of multiple axes in parallel.

Homing cartesian axes involved in a coordinate transformation (e.g. homing X and Y in CoreXY).

Slave steppers, driven synchronously, can be configured for an axis (e.g. two Z motors driven by separate drivers).

Constant-acceleration motion planning with look-ahead. To speed up calculations, the firmware will only calculate a new plan every N (Lookahead commit count) commands. This allows increasing the lookahead without an asymptotic increase of CPU usage, only limited by the available RAM.

High precision step timing. For each stepper, a separate timer compare channel is used. In the interrupt handler, a step pulse for a stepper is generated, and the time of the next step is calculated analytically.

RAMPS-FDRADDSSMART RAMPSor other setup based onArduino Due.

Teensy 3.1/3.2 (no specific board).

STM32F4-Discovery, STM32F429I-Discovery (no specific board).

Author(s): DC42 and Chrishamm(active) Adrian Bowyer (initial)

Status: DC42 and Chrishamm forks active as of Jan 2017

RepRapFirmware is intended to be a fully object-oriented highly modular control program for a wide variety of machine kinematics

Web based firmware configuration tool

Only documentation seems to be over atImpPro3Dand

Author(s): Jim Morris, Arthur Wolf, Mark Cooper, Triffid Hunter, and an army of others

Status: Active as of July 2016

Firmware for 32-bit ARM NXP LPC1768 Cortex-M3 boards (includes a port ofGrbl)

Easy configuration without compilation

Fast an near-perfect step generation and acceleration

Support for laser and CNC milling also

Firmware for BeagleBone Black written in Python with a small core of the Bresenham algorithm written in C. The C-core is based onRepetier.

Cartesian, Delta, H-belt, CoreXY support

Gcodes accepted via USB, Ethernet, linux pipes.

Getting Started with the Arduino GCode Firmware

Microcontroller firmware installation

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