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Offline PeterM

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Makerbot Firmware
« on: August 04, 2013, 12:59:18 am »
Hello

Funny, watching EEVblog #500 where Dave is complaining about not been able
to re-program the Atmel micro!. Since I am a Atmel user, I admit Avr Studio is bloated but
nevertheless reading a HEX file should not be a problem.

My opinion is, the only reason this issue is occuring with the HEX file
is because the file is:
1) File is corrupt
2) Is not standard HEX file, it's in a different format.

I don't know which model Makerbot you have, I was  going to find the firmware and
try it myself to see if I get the same error (I don't own a Makerbot). 



Peter
 

Offline c4757p

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Re: Makerbot Firmware
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 01:07:54 am »
There's a thread on this already, Dave failed at Github and downloaded an HTML file thinking it was HEX :-DD
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Re: Makerbot Firmware
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 05:50:03 am »
Ya know, it's basic for me but I do IT work for a living. I might laugh at this situation but Dave could run 1000 circles around me when it comes to anything electronics.
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Re: Makerbot Firmware
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 06:14:20 am »
I know, I was just kidding! He was kind of pissed about it... >:D
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Re: Makerbot Firmware
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 10:13:33 am »
There's a thread on this already, Dave failed at Github and downloaded an HTML file thinking it was HEX :-DD

Apparently a very common mistake it seems.
Also, the Atmel software did NOT help by saying it was corrupted or invalid file, instead it said it was an incompatible hex format.
 

Offline PeterM

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Re: Makerbot Firmware
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 11:27:15 am »

Ohh, sorry if I posted in the wrong place, I did do a search but I did not find any other links, obviously
I used the wrong wording during my search (I used Makerbot in the search).

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Also, the Atmel software did NOT help by saying it was corrupted or invalid file, instead it said it was an incompatible hex format
Unfutunately it can only look and check for the correct formating in the Hex file to give the end user a pass or fail message.
(they are not going to analyse the the file in detail to give the user an exact error message).

Oh well it's good it got sorted :-) 


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