6.9.2        Upgrading Firmware

When the firmware or other applications need to be upgraded, you can use the web management to upgrade the firmware or the application. For example, if you want to use the collision detection or IP address forced configuration function, you can upgrade Dobot M1 firmware.

DANGER

When updating firmware, please do not perform any other operation on Dobot M1 or power off Dobot M1, to avoid Dobot M1 in abnormal condition. Otherwise, it will be vulnerable to injury the device or the person.

 

Prerequisites

Ÿ   You have connected Dobot M1 to a PC over network cable or router, and the IP address of Dobot M1 and the PC must be in the same network segment. For details, please see 5.2.4 Connecting Network Cable.

Ÿ   You have powered on Dobot M1.

Ÿ   You have obtained the latest A9 firmware a9_app-00xx.tar. xx indicates the firmware version, please replace it based on site requirements.

The download path is https://www.dobot.cc/downloadcenter/dobot-m1.html#most-download.

Ÿ   You have connected Dobot M1 to an emergency stop switch.

Ÿ   You have obtained the latest M1Stuido.

The download path is https://www.dobot.cc/downloadcenter/dobot-m1.html#most-download.

Procedure

Step 1         Select the corresponding IP address from the IP drop-down list on the upper left pane of the M1Studio page.

Step 2         Select Tools > Web Management on the M1Studio page.

The Web Management page is displayed.

Step 3         Select Update A9 Program in the navigation tree on the left.

The Update A9 Program page is displayed, as shown in Figure 6.38.

Figure 6.38  A9 Program GUI

Step 4         Click Select File and upload the obtained firmware.

Step 5         Click Update.

NOTICE

If the version of the obtained firmware is 0058 or later, please click Update again after Status is 100%, to avoid update failure.

 

Step 6         Right-click Reload after Status is Update Finish, as shown in Figure 6.39.

If the A9 firmware version changes to the updated version, it indicates that the update is successful.

Figure 6.39  Update A9 firmware

 

Step 7         Restart Dobot M1.

Step 8         Select Update Firmware in the navigation tree on the left.

The Update Firmware page is displayed, as shown in Figure 6.40.

Figure 6.40  Update Firmware GUI

 

Step 9         Select firmware exactly as the order shown in Figure 6.41 and click One-click Update.

Figure 6.41  Update order

 

You can view the process of the firmware upgrade. If the progress bar is 100% and the green LED indicator on the base of Dobot M1 is blinking, the update is completed, as shown Figure 6.42 and Figure 6.43. And then the next firmware update can be started.

 

Figure 6.42  Process of the firmware upgrade

 

Figure 6.43  LED indicator status

 

NOTICE

Ÿ   Please update firmware exactly as the order shown in Figure 6.41 and the next firmware update should not be started until the current one is completed. Otherwise, the update will fail.

Ÿ   When updating firmware, please do not perform any other operation on Dobot M1 or power off Dobot M1, to avoid Dobot M1 in abnormal condition. Otherwise, it will be vulnerable to injury the device or the person.

 

Step 10      Select 3D Printing Mode from the drop-down list on the Mode Switch Controlling pane of the Home page, as shown in Figure 6.44.

After the 3D printing firmware is updated, Dobot M1 will switch to 3D printing mode, you need to switch Dobot M1 to Dobot mode. Otherwise, Dobot M1 cannot work normally.

Figure 6.44  Mode switch














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