Marlin Firmware Official Site

Marlin on GitHub

In a previous post, we build the Marlin v1.1.9 firmware for your Creality CR-10S (or other printer). In this post, we’re going to walk through doing it for the 2.0 Bugfix branch. The 2.0 branch adds support for printers that use faster ARM-based and 32-bit boards. It retains support for the 8-bit AVR boards while continuing to improve it.

2.0 does this by introduction an abstraction layer called the Hardware Abstraction Layer, or HAL. The HAL allows Marlin to reuse more code, as well as maintain one single code base. This also allows them to keep supporting those ubiquitious 8-bit AVR boards while building in code for the newer platforms.

Anyways, let’s build this thing:

Steps

  1. Install pip

    sudo apt-get install pip

  2. Install PlatformIO for building Marlin

    pip install -U platformio

  3. Clone the Marlin source, we just want the bugfix-2.0.x branch

    git clone --single-branch --branch bugfix-2.0.x http://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin

  4. Change into the Marlin directory

    cd Marlin

  5. Copy the CR-10S configuration files to the current directory

    cp ./config/examples/Creality/CR-10S/* ./

  6. If you want to make changes to the defaults, now is the time to edit the files you just copied in. The defaults will work fine. You can also copy another printer’s example configuration in if you’re not using a CR-10S.

  7. This builds the firmware, it shouldn’t take long and it will open a window telling you if it passed or failed. You will be asked about your board CPU, you want 2560 for your CR-10S. If you’re using another board, you should verify before going further.

    python ./buildroot/share/atom/auto_build.py build

A successful build will look like this:

success

You’ll find the firmware file at Marlin/.pioenvs/megaatmega2560/firmware.hex. You can use this with Firmware Updater to flash the firmware to your printer.

If the computer you’re building Marlin on is connected to the printer by USB, you can upload the firmware by running: ./buildroot/share/atom/auto_build.py upload.

Happy 3D printing!

Here’s a list of other included configurations:

└── examples
    ├── 3DFabXYZ
    │   └── Migbot
    ├── adafruit
    │   └── ST7565
    ├── AlephObjects
    │   └── TAZ4
    ├── AliExpress
    │   ├── CL-260
    │   └── UM2pExt
    ├── Anet
    │   ├── A2
    │   ├── A2plus
    │   ├── A6
    │   └── A8
    ├── AnimationExample
    ├── AnyCubic
    │   └── i3
    ├── ArmEd
    ├── Azteeg
    │   └── X5GT
    ├── BIBO
    │   └── TouchX
    │       ├── cyclops
    │       └── default
    ├── BQ
    │   ├── Hephestos
    │   ├── Hephestos_2
    │   └── WITBOX
    ├── Cartesio
    ├── Creality
    │   ├── CR-10
    │   ├── CR-10_5S
    │   ├── CR-10mini
    │   ├── CR-10S
    │   ├── CR-8
    │   ├── Ender-2
    │   ├── Ender-3
    │   └── Ender-4
    ├── delta
    │   ├── Anycubic
    │   │   └── Kossel
    │   │       └── images
    │   ├── FLSUN
    │   │   ├── auto_calibrate
    │   │   ├── kossel
    │   │   └── kossel_mini
    │   ├── Geeetech
    │   │   └── Rostock 301
    │   ├── generic
    │   ├── Hatchbox_Alpha
    │   ├── kossel_mini
    │   ├── kossel_pro
    │   ├── kossel_xl
    │   ├── MKS
    │   │   └── SBASE
    │   └── Tevo Little Monster
    ├── Einstart-S
    ├── Felix
    │   └── DUAL
    ├── FlashForge
    │   └── CreatorPro
    ├── FolgerTech
    │   └── i3-2020
    ├── Formbot
    │   ├── Raptor
    │   ├── T_Rex_2+
    │   └── T_Rex_3
    ├── gCreate
    │   └── gMax1.5+
    ├── Geeetech
    │   ├── A10M
    │   ├── A20M
    │   ├── GT2560
    │   ├── I3_Pro_X-GT2560
    │   ├── MeCreator2
    │   ├── Prusa i3 Pro B
    │   │   ├── bltouch
    │   │   └── noprobe
    │   ├── Prusa i3 Pro C
    │   └── Prusa i3 Pro W
    ├── Infitary
    │   └── i3-M508
    ├── JGAurora
    │   └── A5
    ├── MakerParts
    ├── makibox
    ├── Malyan
    │   ├── M150
    │   └── M200
    ├── Micromake
    │   └── C1
    │       ├── basic
    │       └── enhanced
    ├── Mks
    │   ├── Robin
    │   └── Sbase
    ├── Printrbot
    │   └── PrintrboardG2
    ├── RapideLite
    │   └── RL200
    ├── RepRapPro
    │   └── Huxley
    ├── RepRapWorld
    │   └── Megatronics
    ├── RigidBot
    ├── Sanguinololu
    ├── SCARA
    ├── STM32
    │   ├── Black_STM32F407VET6
    │   ├── STM32F10
    │   ├── stm32f103ret6
    │   └── STM32F4
    ├── TheBorg
    ├── TinyBoy2
    ├── Tronxy
    │   ├── X1
    │   ├── X3A
    │   ├── X5S
    │   ├── X5S-2E
    │   └── XY100
    ├── tvrrug
    │   └── Round2
    ├── UltiMachine
    │   ├── Archim1
    │   └── Archim2
    ├── Velleman
    │   ├── K8200
    │   └── K8400
    │       └── Dual-head
    ├── VORONDesign
    ├── Wanhao
    │   └── Duplicator 6
    ├── WASP
    │   └── PowerWASP
    └── wt150