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firmware:motion_controller

Motion Controller Firmware


UPDATING THE FIRMWARE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY MONOPRICE
Monoprice may tell you that you have voided your warranty if you attempt to or successfully update the firmware.
PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK

Don't attempt to update the firmware if you can't be without the printer for at least a week in case something goes wrong.

Did the Update Fail?

  • Format the included microSD card with
    • File system: FAT32
    • Cluster/Allocation unit size: 512 bytes
    • If using Windows uncheck the Quick Format box.
      • (It is best to perform a full format to scan the card for bad sectors.)
  • Try other microSD cards up to 32GB (yes some 32GB cards will work and some people claim to use 64GB cards).
    • The printer can read both FAT(16) and FAT32. Also exFAT has worked for some people.
  • The printer can be picky about which cards it will read and update from. If you have multiple microSD cards try them all.

Are you afraid your printer is "bricked" after attempting to update the firmware?

If the printer doesn't show the firmware versions at boot time, doesn't respond to any on-board controls, display shows both temperature at 0° and/or won't connect via USB, please make sure you have formatted the included microSD card as FAT32 with 512 Bytes Cluster/Allocation unit size.
If that doesn't work try other microSD cards up to 32GB (yes some 32GB cards will work and some claim to use 64GB cards. The printer can read both FAT(16) and FAT32. Also exFAT has worked for some people.
The printer can be picky about which cards it will read and update from. If you have multiple microSD cards try them all.

I and others have had good luck with this Kingston 2 GB microSD Flash Memory Card SDC/2GBSP (Single Pack) from Amazon.
I purchased the card from Amazon seller “i77e”. It should not matter which seller to purchase from but I wanted to share in case it does.

If you are having trouble after you think you have tried everything, you can contact me in one of the following online community groups or private message through any of the social platforms listed below.
MP Select Mini Owners Facebook Group - Name: Matthew Upp
MPSelectMiniOwners subreddit - User: tiny_tim_
Monoprice MP Select Mini Google+ Community - Name: Matthew Upp


Motion Controller Firmware Update Procedure and Download

Download Motion Controller firmware v41 for MP Mini Delta
Changelog
- “Home” when cancelled: When “Cancel” is selected from the on-board controls, the printhead will move to the “Home” position instead of stopping in place.


Do you want to revert back to v37?
Download Motion Controller firmware v37 for MP Mini Delta
NOTE: This is not a fix if the update process failed when trying to update to a newer version. Trying to “recover” to the old firmware will likely fail during the update process like it did when trying to update to a newer version.


  1. Right click the microSD card drive and then left click Format
  2. Click the File system dropdown and select FAT32
  3. Click the Allocation unit size dropdown and select 512 bytes
  4. You can leave the Volume label field alone or rename if you wish
  5. Under Format options, uncheck the Quick Format box. It is best to perform a full format to scan the card for bad sectors. NOTE: I have had some memory cards not allow me to perform a full format leaving no choice but to leave the Quick - Format box checked.
  6. Click Start and a WARNING window/box will pop up letting you know all data will be erased from the card. Click OK to proceed or Cancel if you need to copy the files from the card to the computer.
  7. The formatting process begins. A full format will probably take a minute or two. A quick format should only take a few seconds to complete.
  8. When the Format Complete box appears, click OK. Then click Close

Actual Motion Controller Firmware Update Procedure

  1. Download the zip file and extract the contents.
  2. Copy the firmware.bin and fcupdate.flg files onto the root of the microSD card.
  3. Right click the microSD card drive and then left click Eject. Remove the card.
  4. With the printer powered down, insert the card into the microSD card slot.
  5. Power up the MP Mini Delta. Updating begins:
    1. “MP” boot logo will be displayed briefly.
    2. The quick access LED will be white and blinking, indicating that the update procedure has started.
  6. If the quick access LED doesn't start blinking within a 1 or 2 seconds power cycle the MP Mini Delta. This may have to be done a few times.
  7. When the updating procedure is complete, which takes less than 10 seconds, two things will happen simultaneously.
    1. LED stops blinking
    2. Firmware versions are displayed
  8. Power down MP Mini Delta and remove the microSD card.
  9. Delete the firmware.bin and fcupdate.flg files from the microSD card.
    1. You may wish to reformat the microSD card to restore it back to its default formatting. Follow the steps above but instead of choosing the File system and allocation unit size, click Restore device defaults. You can leave the Quick Format box checked.
  10. Copy the microSD cards original files back onto the card if you wish
  11. Right click the microSD card drive and then left click Eject. Remove the card.
  12. Insert the microSD card into the MP Mini Delta and the update process is complete.

Updating Monoprice MP Mini Delta Motion Controller Firmware
A much longer than necessary video but it shows the complete steps needed to successfully update the Motion Controller firmware using the included microSD card on the first try.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/zAj9wqvPNfA


Optional Steps to Restore the Default Firmware Settings

  1. Restore default firmware settings using M502 and save the settings to EEPROM using M500
    Do you need help on how to send these commands? See Sending G-code

firmware/motion_controller.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/21 17:39 by Matthew Upp