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Introduction

This manual teaches you how to upgrade Moai firmware. It takes about 5 minutes.

  1. Latest Firmware version is 1.18 updated on Sep 12th,  2018
    • Latest Firmware version is 1.18 updated on Sep 12th, 2018

    • Find a SD card, Kingston and PNY card works well for firmware upgrade. Sandisk doesn't seem to work

  2. Copy or take a picture of your Moai settings and advanced settings Here is default setting, your machine may have different setting after calibration.
    • Copy or take a picture of your Moai settings and advanced settings

    • Here is default setting, your machine may have different setting after calibration.

    • Key settings are Laser Power, XY Speed and Z Reset Position

  3. Format SD to FAT or FAT 32
    • Format SD to FAT or FAT 32

  4. Extract the files from the moai-firmware zip files into root directory of SD card
    • Extract the files from the moai-firmware zip files into root directory of SD card

  5. Power off Moai.
    • Power off Moai.

    • Insert SD card with the new firmare and logo files to Moai

  6. Power on Moai, the screen will be dark while the power button lights up. Please wait for it to complete. DO NOT POWER OFF After awhile, you will then see Peopoly logo on the screen as it turns on.
    • Power on Moai, the screen will be dark while the power button lights up.

    • Please wait for it to complete. DO NOT POWER OFF

    • After awhile, you will then see Peopoly logo on the screen as it turns on.

  7. Your Moai firmware is updated, it resets all the Moai settings to default Make sure update settings and advanced settings
    • Your Moai firmware is updated, it resets all the Moai settings to default

    • Make sure update settings and advanced settings

    • Latest settings can be found here: settings

    • Make sure remove the 3Dprint.bin file from the SD card so it doesn't keep update Moai everytime you power on with the card

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Shu Peng

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Is there a particular reason that the SanDisk (the one it comes with) doesn’t work? So far I’ve now had to make 5 seperate trips to the store over this build because of various issues with holes not being tapped, needing to print a test circle, not having the correct tools needed to perform certain operations (like gluing the acrylic screen over the laser) and now I need a different SD card?

Josh Kane - Reply

@lord_humungus

it works with the Sandisk we included and generally works better with Sandisk bran SD card.

Shu Peng - Reply

Where to put the gcode files? Root of the sd card or a specified folder? There was one before but after formatting i can’t remeber the name of this folder

Roberto Inserra - Reply

I followed this procedure, and the screen just stayed black. After 3h I turned it off, removed the SD card and turned it on again, and the screen does not light up at all. What can I do to resolve this? Is the logic board likely bricked and needs replacement?

Jesper Mattsson - Reply

this did not work. No update, no black screen, it just loaded up as normal. followed exact instructions with a kingston SD card.

arden03 - Reply

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