Author Archive for Chester Lowrey

Mightyboard Qidi / Flashforge / Makerbot – Flash new firmware with Avrdude + Avrdudess

I wanted to update the firmware on a QIDI 3d printer – one of these printers came with older firmware that was missing a few functions. Simplest way to get the firmware was by reading it out from another printer 🙂 Install AVRDudess if you like a GUI AVRDUDESS – A GUI for AVRDUDE https://github.com/zkemble/AVRDUDESS…

Which is the fastest Arduino – ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino Uno, Arduino 101 +Others Speed Test Comparison Chart

This started because I was interested in how the new ESP32 compared against other common Arduino compatible development boards. Source code Arduino sketch on Github  The source code is based on this post   Direct link to Google Docs Spreadsheet  – same as embedded above – feel free to make a copy of the spreadsheet and link it below…

Micropython IDE options

uPyIDE http://pythontutor.com/ – not an IDE but great tools to visualize how code is executed http://espcut.com/ – IDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and MicropythonIDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU, Lua and Micropython Windows Only 🙁 but provides a file structure viewer of the MicroPython file system through the serial port.