Benbox Laser Machines/CO2 Lasers/3D Printers

Software => T2 Engraving => Topic started by: dawicks on November 25, 2019, 08:25:05 PM

Title: Firmware Frying
Post by: dawicks on November 25, 2019, 08:25:05 PM
So if I flash Zaxxons firmware 1.1e to try out T2 can I somehow go back if it doesn't work? This is the machine I have.

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Title: Re: Firmware Frying
Post by: dawicks on November 25, 2019, 08:28:55 PM
Or should it be able to run with Benbox firmware on the nano? If so what settings do I need to change?

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Title: Re: Firmware Frying
Post by: Zax on November 26, 2019, 05:33:48 AM
T2Laser will work with the Benbox firmware for initial testing but some features aren't compatible and you won't get the best performance. I recommend my Grbl 1.1e DEFAULT to get the best from the software.

Benbox only works with their modified Grbl 0.8 firmware so no it won't work after flashing but you should always be able to flash it back to the old firmware again.

If you are concerned about damaging it, just get a spare Nano ($2~3) and keep the original "as is" and flash the replacement with my firmware. Then you can swap back and forth as you want.
Title: Re: Firmware Frying
Post by: dawicks on November 26, 2019, 08:53:59 AM
Thanks for the reply. Are all nanos and their clones pretty much the same?

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Title: Re: Firmware Frying
Post by: Zax on November 26, 2019, 10:06:52 AM
Yes, as long as it has a genuine Atmel ATmega328p and not the Chinese copy. I've used HiLetGo, Sainsmart and Geekcreit brands with good results but others should perform the same.

I would recommend getting one with the boot loader installed, again this is pretty common except for the non-soldered "kits".