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Update LumenPnP Firmware

All motherboards come pre-flashed with firmware from Opulo and should work out of the box without these steps. If you need to update your LumenPnP's firmware, this guide will help you do so.

The easiest way to update your LumenPnP's motherboard is to use a precompiled binary of the firmware, and the STM32CubeProgrammer software by ST.

  1. Download the latest precompiled firmware .bin file for your motherboard version.

    Important

    It is important that you pick the correct firmware file for your machine.

    • If you have a v2, choose v2-lumenpnp-firmware-feeder-support.bin.
    • If you have a v3, choose v3-lumenpnp-firmware-feeder-support.bin.
  2. Download and install STM32CubeProgrammer.

  3. Open STM32CubeProgrammer.
  4. Select USB from the connection type dropdown on the right. USB Connection drop down
  5. Switch to the "download" tab on the left. Switch to the download tab

  6. Attach the LumenPnP Motherboard to your computer with the included USB cable (USB C to A for Motherboard 3.0, or USB B to A for Motherboard 4.0).

  7. Boot your motherboard into DFU Mode

    1. Press and hold the BOOT button
    2. Press the Reset button and hold for 10 seconds
    3. Release the Reset button and wait for 10 seconds
    4. Release the BOOT button Boot and Reset buttons on the motherboard

    NOTE

    If you have a hard time getting your board to enter DFU mode, instead try powering off the machine entirely, holding the 'BOOT' button, plugging in power, waiting 10 seconds, then release the BOOT button.

    1. Click the refresh button in the Port line to detect the motherboard's port. Refresh button
  8. Select the newly discovered USB port from the Port dropdown menu. Select USB Port

  9. Double-check the other fields on the right match the image above:

    1. PID: 0xdf11
    2. VID: 0x0483
    3. Read Unprotect (MCU): Unchecked
    4. TZEN Regression (MCU): Unchecked
  10. Click the green Connect button to connect to the motherboard. Connect to Motherboard button

  11. Click the Browse button to browse for the binary you downloaded earlier. Click the browse button

  12. Click the Start Programming button to upload the firmware to the motherboard. Start Programming the motherboard

  13. Let the upload finish. Upload finished

  14. Press the reset button on the motherboard to reboot it.

  15. The machine should show up as a COM/Serial Port on your PC now, and you should be able to access it via OpenPNP. If it doesn't, press the Reset button on the board again, or power-cycle the machine after the flashing is completed.

This is how you can check whether your machine is connected properly:

  • Windows: Device manager
  • Mac/Linux: Terminal lsusb

Option 2: Auto Build Marlin and dfu-util

Marlin Version

LumenPnP feeders require some custom Marlin features that we have not yet merged into mainline. Before this happens, be sure you're pulling from our fork with these features.

  1. Download the latest Marlin firmware with feeder support and unzip it.
  2. Install VSCode and its PlatformIO extension.
  3. Open Marlin firmware's folder in VSCode.
  4. Download the Marlin configuration files here and
  5. Replace the files in the Marlin/Marlin folder from step #1 with the new configuration files from step #4.
  6. Install the Auto Build Marlin plugin using this Marlin Documentation page, or download it directly from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
  7. Install dfu-util
  8. Try to build Marlin using the build button with the hammer icon as shown below. See Troubleshooting for more help Marlin Auto Build screenshot

  9. Attach the LumenPnP Motherboard to your computer with the included USB cable (USB C to A for Motherboard 3.0, or USB B to A for Motherboard 4.0).

  10. Boot your motherboard into DFU Mode

    1. Press and hold the BOOT button
    2. Press the Reset button and hold for 10 seconds
    3. Release the Reset button and wait for 10 seconds
    4. Release the BOOT button Boot and Reset buttons on the motherboard

    NOTE

    If you have a hard time getting your board to enter DFU mode, instead try powering off the machine entirely, holding the 'BOOT' button, plugging in power, waiting 10 seconds, then release the BOOT button.

  11. In the integrated terminal in the root of the repository, flash the Motherboard using dfu-util by running the command:

    dfu-util -d 0x0483:0xdf11 -s 0x08000000:leave -a 0 -D ./.pio/build/Opulo_Lumen_REV3/firmware.bin
    

    command prompt in vs code

    COMMAND EXPLANATION

    dfu-util is a flash tool available on all platforms.

    • -d 0x0483:0x0df11 tells the tool to flash the STM32 chip on the motherboard. This is optional if you only have one dfu device connected.
    • -s 0x8000000:leave is the target memory address that the firmware is flashed to. The :leave part will cause the chip to reset on its own, making the machine accessible in OpenPNP without rebooting it.
    • -a 0 makes the tool use the alt setting required for flashing the ESP32.
    • -D ./.pio/build/Opulo_Lumen_REV3/firmware.bin is the path to the to-be-flashed firmware. If you want to flash another file, change this.
  12. Wait for the process to finish.

  13. The machine should show up as a COM/Serial Port on your PC now, and you should be able to access it via OpenPNP. If it doesn't, press the Reset button on the board, or power-cycle the machine after the flashing is completed.

This is how you can check whether your machine is connected properly:

  • Windows: Device manager
  • Mac/Linux: Terminal lsusb

Option 3: Auto Build Marlin Only

Note that flashing the firmware using the Auto Build Marlin Plugin might work, but seems error-prone for most people. We recommend using dfu-util as described above. Here are the steps to use Auto Build Marlin if you'd like to try it.

  1. Download the latest Marlin firmware with feeder support and unzip it.
  2. Install VSCode and its PlatformIO extension.
  3. Open Marlin firmware's folder in VSCode.
  4. Download the Marlin configuration files here.
  5. Replace the files in the Marlin/Marlin folder from step #1 with the new configuration files from step #4.
  6. Install the Auto Build Marlin plugin using this Marlin Documentation page, or download it directly from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
  7. Try to build Marlin using the build button with the hammer icon as shown below. See Troubleshooting for more help. Marlin Auto Build screenshot

  8. Attach the LumenPnP Motherboard to your computer with the included USB cable (USB C to A for Motherboard 3.0, or USB B to A for Motherboard 4.0).

  9. Boot your motherboard into DFU Mode

    1. Press and hold the BOOT button
    2. Press the Reset button and hold for 10 seconds
    3. Release the Reset button and wait for 10 seconds
    4. Release the BOOT button Boot and Reset buttons on the motherboard
  10. Now, press the upload button in ABM as shown below: Auto Marlin Build screenshot

  11. Wait for the process to finish

  12. The machine should show up as a COM/Serial Port on your PC now, and you should be able to access it via OpenPNP. If it doesn't, press the Reset button on the board, or power-cycle the machine after the flashing is completed.

This is how you can check whether your machine is connected properly:

  • Windows: Device manager
  • Mac/Linux: Terminal lsusb

Option 4: PlatformIO

  1. Download the latest Marlin firmware and unzip it.
  2. Install VSCode and its PlatformIO extension.
  3. Open Marlin firmware's folder in VSCode.
  4. Download the Marlin configuration files here.
  5. Replace the files in the Marlin/Marlin folder from step #1 with the new configuration files from step #4.
  6. Edit the platformio.ini file to indicate which board you're uploading to. Update default_envs to read Opulo_Lumen_REV3 or Opulo_Lumen_REV4 depending on your motherboard. editing platformio.ini
  7. Attach the LumenPnP Motherboard to your computer with the included USB cable (USB C to A for Motherboard 3.0, or USB B to A for Motherboard 4.0).
  8. Boot your motherboard into DFU Mode

    1. Press and hold the BOOT button
    2. Press the Reset button and hold for 10 seconds
    3. Release the Reset button and wait for 10 seconds
    4. Release the BOOT button Boot and Reset buttons on the motherboard

    NOTE

    If you have a hard time getting your board to enter DFU mode, instead try powering off the machine entirely, holding the 'BOOT' button, plugging in power, waiting 10 seconds, then release the BOOT button.

  9. Upload firmware to the board via PlatformIO: Upload button in PlatformIO

  10. Wait for the process to finish: Terminal Output for uploading

  11. The machine should show up as a COM/Serial Port on your PC now, and you should be able to access it via OpenPNP. If it doesn't, press the Reset button on the board, or power-cycle the machine after the flashing is completed.

This is how you can check whether your machine is connected properly:

  • Windows: Device manager
  • Mac/Linux: Terminal lsusb

Flashing Factory Firmware

If you've put new firmware on your motherboard, but want to reinstall the firmware that your machine was flashed with, check the release for your build number and download the .bin firmware file attached to it. Put your board into DFU mode as described above, connect to your LumenPnP over USB, and flash the binary to the board using the STMProgrammer tool, or the following command (for Mac and Linux):

dfu-util -d 0x0483:0xdf11 -s 0x08000000:leave -a 0 -D ~/path/to/firmware.bin

Once flashing is completed, press the reset button on the motherboard boot into the new firmware.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Building with Auto Build Marlin

If you can't build with the Auto Build Marlin tool:

  1. Check the error messages for configuration errors and fix them, or replace it with the default config
  2. If this fails, check that your config file version is the same as your Marlin version (e.g. a bugfix-2.0.x config file won't work in a bugfix-2.1.x)
  3. When in doubt, re-download Marlin and the configuration files from the links above

Other Troubleshooting

If you aren't able to upload, you can check to see if your motherboard is booting into DFU mode correctly:

  • Windows: Device Manager
  • Mac/Linux: lsusb output

Also, reference the Marlin instructions for uploading.