Adventures in Firmware

A project log for RepRap HELIOS

RepRap HELIOS is a highly printable SCARA 3D printer. It has an outrageous print area and can print on almost any flat surface.

Nicholas SewardNicholas Seward 04/24/2017 at 03:563 Comments

Alright. Lot's to cover here so let's dive in.

This printer requires quite a special firmware package. I have been modifying Smoothieware but there are a lot of bells and whistles I had to add. Here is a short list.

As of now, all of these items have been prototyped and put into firmware with the exception of the accelerometer probing. I have only done an offline proof of concept of the accelerometer probing but I am convinced it will work. Check out these videos for more details.

It has been a wild quick ride. I will leave firmware for awhile to help let my brain recouperate. I am now on finalizing RepRap HELIOS v0.2. I hope to order parts tomorrow and have it working by the following week.


kyle butler wrote 03/25/2018 at 17:32 point

Have you released the firmware for this yet?

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Nicholas Seward wrote 04/25/2017 at 04:05 point

It is getting less and less confusing every year.  It isn't where I want but Smoothieware was module enough to get this working pretty quickly.

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Nicholas Lee wrote 04/25/2017 at 00:34 point

I can not even imagine how confusing making the firmware for this was lol

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