Firmware installation

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Gigabot Firmware

If instructed by customer support to update your firmware continue below

To determine what version of firmware you currently have:

  1. Connect to Gigabot using Pronterface

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Viki Models

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GB3

GB2 with Filament detection

GB2 without Filament Detection

(No longer supported) GB2 with Viki 1.0

  • Viki 1.0 Non heated bed XL.
  • Viki 1.0 Heated bed + E3D V6 Hot-End: (V3.52E)
  • Viki 1.0 Gigabot XL + E3D V6 Hot-End: (3.52E XL)

Configuring and compilation (4.1.2 and 4.1.3)

  1. Download and unzip firmware version above
  2. Download and install the Arduino software version 1.6.6 Arduino IDE
  3. Connect Gigabot's USB cable to your computer and power on Gigabot.
  4. Go to Arduino -> Tools -> Serial Port and choose the COM port your Gigabot is currently using.
  5. Go to Arduino -> Tools -> Board and choose "Arduino Mega 2560"
  6. In Arduino go to File -> Open -> Marlin -> Marlin.ino (Browse for the Gigabot firmware version 4.1.2 or 4.1.3 you downloaded above)
  7. Go to Arduino -> Sketch -> Verify/Compile. When the firmware is successfully compiled you will receive a message on the bottom of the screen "Done Compiling" and no errors are indicated.
  8. In Arduino click on the "Upload" button. While the new firmware is uploading to Gigabot the Tx and Rx lights on the Axteeg X3 will blink. Upon completion of the upload you will receive a message from Arduino on the bottom of the screen "Done Uploading" and no errors are indicated. The Viki screen will blink one second while the controller reboots.
  9. You should see the display message on the Viki "Gigabot Ready"

Configuring and compilation (3.52)

  1. Download and install the Arduino software version 1.6.6 Arduino IDE
  2. Download and unzip (Arduino Sketchbook) to your desktop.
  3. Connect your Gigabot's USB cable into your computer and turn on Gigabot's power switch.
  4. Open Arduino and go to File-> Preferences. Under "Sketchbook Location" click on Browse. Navigate to the Arduino Sketchbook folder you unzipped above. Click on the unzipped Arduino Sketchbook folder and click "Open". The file path displayed should end in "Arduino Sketchbook". Click OK, exit out of Arduino and restart Arduino.
  5. Add Liquid TWI2 to Libraries: Arduino -> Sketch -> Include library -> Add .ZIP library -> Desktop Icon -> Arduino Sketchbook -> Arduino Sketchbook -> Libraries -> LiquidTWI2
  6. Add U8 Glib to Libraries: Arduino -> Sketch -> Include library -> Add .ZIP library -> Desktop Icon -> Arduino Sketchbook -> Arduino Sketchbook -> Libraries -> U8 Glib
  7. Verify the Libraries were added as shown in picture below: **Picture in need of update. U8 Glib should also be present**
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  1. Go to Arduino -> Tools -> Board and choose "Arduino Mega 2560"
  2. Go to Arduino -> Tools -> Serial Port and choose the COM port your Gigabot is currently using.
  3. In Arduino go to File -> Open -> Marlin -> Marlin.ino (Browse for the Gigabot firmware version 3.1 or 3.3 you downloaded above)
  4. Go to Arduino -> Sketch -> Verify/Compile. When the firmware is successfully compiled you will receive a message on the bottom of the screen "Done Compiling" and no errors are indicated.
  5. Connect Gigabot's USB cable to your computer and power on Gigabot.
  6. In Arduino click on the "Upload" button. While the new firmware is uploading to Gigabot the Tx and Rx lights on the Axteeg X3 will blink. Upon completion of the upload you will receive a message from Arduino on the bottom of the screen "Done Uploading" and no errors are indicated. The Viki screen will blink one second while the controller reboots.
  7. You should see the display message on the Viki "Gigabot Ready"
  8. You can now connect via Pronterface following the instructions here: Installing and using software with Gigabot