[Noisebridge-discuss] Flashforge issues

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.nz
Thu May 5 23:11:52 UTC 2016

Ahh good, so I didn't break anything :)   If I have some time I'll try
to figure out the deal with the bootloader and app for the atmega8u2
code, and I'll see if I can get an SD card that works with the
machine.  Last time I tried one with the Flashforge Creator, it
wouldn't recognize it.


On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM, miloh <miloh at froggytoad.net> wrote:
> Kashif V, a new philanthropist who uses the ff creator, brought that CTC
> machine in.  On that machine, the Atmel 8u2 didn't show up as a tty
> connecting USB to a PC.  Instead, it looked like it was DFU mode when I saw
> it, which is good and bad since it's nice to see a more evolved usb device
> yet it doesn't just show up as a printer device or a external storage
> device.  Try connected it with the SD card seated and look for ext. storage
> device to dump your x3g files into. Otherwise, perhaps there are some
> drivers for this brand printer.
> In any case, *always* use SD cards with these machines for reliable prints,
> and to untether the PC and allow it to be used for other purposes during
> prints..  Especially since there are two printers now.  They can both be
> connected to the PC for 'live control' and setup, but run full prints from
> the SD cards. The SD card slot for these models is on the right side of the
> machine.
> I used a programmer to grab a copy of the creator firmware so I can look for
> something else that will work with mightyboard clone and atmega1280/2560
> regards,
> r miloh alexander

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