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For most users on Mac and Windows, the most straightforward way to update is to run one of our ready-built applications that updates the firmware to the latest major release.  
 
For most users on Mac and Windows, the most straightforward way to update is to run one of our ready-built applications that updates the firmware to the latest major release.  
  
As of this writing, that latest major release is version 2.6.5, and firmware updaters are available to download [https://github.com/evil-mad/axidraw/releases/download/v2.5.6/Firmware_v265_Mac.zip here for Mac] and [https://github.com/evil-mad/axidraw/releases/download/v2.5.6/Firmware_v265_Win.zip here for Windows].
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As of this writing, that latest major release is version 2.6.2, and firmware updaters are available to download [https://github.com/evil-mad/axidraw/releases/download/v1.7.8-r1/Firmware_v262_Mac.zip here for Mac] and [https://github.com/evil-mad/axidraw/releases/download/v1.7.8-r1/Firmware_v262_Win.zip here for Windows].
  
 
For either platform, connect the EBB to your computer via USB and then run the application, which will automatically update the firmware.
 
For either platform, connect the EBB to your computer via USB and then run the application, which will automatically update the firmware.
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: You should see the help text for mphidflash. This shows that you can run the application properly.
 
: You should see the help text for mphidflash. This shows that you can run the application properly.
* Download the EBB firmware. Easy link [https://github.com/evil-mad/axidraw/releases/download/v2.5.6/Firmware_v265_Raw.zip here].
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* Download the EBB firmware. You'll find it listed in the [https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot Eggbot Repository] as "EBB_Firmware." Download the repository contents by clicking the "Download ZIP" link.
* To "manually" locate an EBB firmware version, look in the [https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot Eggbot Repository] as "EBB_Firmware." Download the repository contents by clicking the "Download ZIP" link. Identify the particular EBB firmware "hex file" that you want to program onto your board.  The EiBotBoard Firmware ZIP archive contains several slightly different versions: one for EBB version 1.1 (which shipped with clear-chassis kits in 2009), one for EBB 1.2, and one for EBB version 1.3 and higher-- correct for all more recent versions. If in doubt, use the "EBB 1.3" versions.
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* Identify the particular EBB firmware "hex file" that you want to program onto your board.  The EiBotBoard Firmware ZIP archive contains several slightly different versions: one for EBB version 1.1 (which shipped with clear-chassis kits in 2009), one for EBB 1.2, and one for EBB version 1.3 and higher-- correct for all more recent versions. If in doubt, use the "EBB 1.3" versions.
* Copy the hex file to the folder that contains the mphidflash exectuable for your OS.
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* Copy the appropriate hex file to the folder that contains the mphidflash exectuable for your OS.
 
* Connect your EBB to the PC with a USB cable. Plug in power to the EBB.
 
* Connect your EBB to the PC with a USB cable. Plug in power to the EBB.
 
* Put your EBB in 'bootloader mode' by doing one of the following:
 
* Put your EBB in 'bootloader mode' by doing one of the following:
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* From the command line, type (for Linux or Mac)
 
* From the command line, type (for Linux or Mac)
  
::<code>./mphidflash -w EBF_v265_BL.unified.hex -r</code>
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::<code>./mphidflash -w EBF_v262_BL.unified.hex -r</code>
  
 
:For Windows type  
 
:For Windows type  
  
::<code>mphidflash -w EBF_v265_BL.unified.hex -r</code>
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::<code>mphidflash -w EBF_v262_BL.unified.hex -r</code>
  
:Where "EBF_v265_BL.unified.hex" is the name of the hex file that you want to program.
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:Where "EBF_v262_BL.unified.hex" is the name of the hex file that you want to program.
 
* Confirm that you get a long series of dots "." on the command line, and that there are no errors. Your EBB will reset itself at the end of the programming process (that's what the '-r' does).
 
* Confirm that you get a long series of dots "." on the command line, and that there are no errors. Your EBB will reset itself at the end of the programming process (that's what the '-r' does).
 
* On Windows, if you have an older firmware and are updating to a relatively newer one, Windows may ask you to find a driver for the device when the EBB resets. You can install the proper windows "INF" driver by downloading and running the EggBot installer for Windows, which Installs the USB driver (the "UBW" driver) from [https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot/releases GitHub]. If Windows says the drivers are unsigned and do you want to continue, just allow it to install them.
 
* On Windows, if you have an older firmware and are updating to a relatively newer one, Windows may ask you to find a driver for the device when the EBB resets. You can install the proper windows "INF" driver by downloading and running the EggBot installer for Windows, which Installs the USB driver (the "UBW" driver) from [https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot/releases GitHub]. If Windows says the drivers are unsigned and do you want to continue, just allow it to install them.
 
* After you've updated your EBB with fresh firmware, you can check to see that the new firmware was successfully programmed by opening Inkscape, going to Extensions->Eggbot..., click on the Manual tab, select "Check EBB Version" from the drop down list, and click Apply. In the little dialog box that pops up when this process is finished you should see something like "Firmware Version 2.0.2" or whatever your version number is.
 
* After you've updated your EBB with fresh firmware, you can check to see that the new firmware was successfully programmed by opening Inkscape, going to Extensions->Eggbot..., click on the Manual tab, select "Check EBB Version" from the drop down list, and click Apply. In the little dialog box that pops up when this process is finished you should see something like "Firmware Version 2.0.2" or whatever your version number is.

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