Marlin on Atmega1284p

I’ve had to reinstall Marlin on my Prusa i3 a few times now.

Last time I think divine guidance may have helped me find the right combination of files and versions to get it working. Unfortunately, I failed to leave myself good notes and have recently had to do it all over.
Don’t be me, keep notes somewhere you will know to look for them.

For the benefit of anyone else who has to battle this particular setup, here’s what I learned.
First, You will need a copy of Marlin that is setup for the Melzi board.
Good News: RepRap Pro Ltd. has a special version of Marlin setup to run on a Melzi board.
Bad News: RepRap assumes you are doing this on their printer. If that isn’t the case, you may run into issues with using other sensors or parts.

In my case, the thermocouplers on my machine don’t work the same way as the thermistors that the RepRapPro Mendel Mono comes with, so my temp reading were all wrong and not easy to adjust even in Marlin.

There is a version of Marlin somewhere that both works with the Melzi AND still has the wider range of component options that is available in normal versions.

I had a copy stashed for safe keeping, thankfully I was able to find it.

Hello World!

Welcome to Pilgrimmage Projects’ website!
This is our first news posting in the new system.
Please excuse the dust, much of the site is still in development.
I wish I could say that I’m amazingly excited about this new site format but the truth is, I’m less ‘excited’ and more ‘relieved’ – that it’s finally operational.

Anyway, welcome to the new site format!
Check back once or twice a week. The old content still has to be ported over and then I’ll try to work out some schedules for new content to be added.
Of course, this set of changes isn’t the only thing afoot – I’m also working on relocating to a new city where I hope to finally establish a permanent base of operations. more on that as it develops.

Thanks for visiting. I’ll check in again soon.