Updating the TAZ6 Firmware

I’ve been trying out the Marlin 1.1.x Beta firmware on my Mini since it was announced a little while ago (https://forum.lulzbot.com/t/beta-cura-lulzbot-edition-v20-and-marlin-v1-1-x-for-mini/3712/1). There have been incremental releases that I watch for and update to each time I see a new minor release update. I realize what I’m doing is a bit careless as I don’t know what changes were made in each increment, but so far so good and I figure they’re tweaks/fixes to the Beta.

Anyway, this got me thinking, I have a TAZ 6 and was about to go looking to see if there is an update firmware for my version (Olive), but how does one know whether a firmware update is OK to use, other than its simple existence for download but no accompanying docs (http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/Olive/software/firmware/)?

I just don’t want to mess anything up. Any guidance is appreciated.


To be sure you have the latest up to date firmware, download our latest version of cura: lulzbot.com/cura

Once you have the proper machine and tool head selected, go to Machine -> Install default firmware (Be sure to write down Esteps, and update them via LCD after flashing the firwmare.)

This will get you up to date with our latest stable version of the firmware. Experimental firmware will be announced in beta form in the forums, and once complete with testing it is rolled into Cura.

You can find all of our experimental versions of Cura with testing firmware here: http://devel.lulzbot.com/software/Cura/Test/ (beware, this is experimental software/firwmare. Use at your own risk)

Thanks Brent. I am running the latest Cura (20.01, but will confirm) and didn’t think about just doing that on the 6. I’ve been using the custom firmware option to install the Beta firmware on my Mini. I’ll use your suggestion. Thanks!