Avrdude timeout message

Printer CR-10s
Rasberry Pi 3 B+

trying to flash Th3D firmware R2.15
avrdude: stk500v2_receivemessage() timeout

Sketch uses 148284 bytes (58%) of program storage space. Maximum is 253952 bytes.
Global variables use 4871 bytes (59%) of dynamic memory, leaving 3321 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 8192 bytes.
C:\download\Firmware Pack Source Folder\Windows Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\download\Firmware Pack Source Folder\Windows Arduino\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -V -patmega2560 -cwiring -PCOM1 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Users\rscott\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_573185/TH3DUF_R2.ino.hex:i

Have you considered asking TH3D on their forum?

  • TH3D has bundled OctoPrint and plugins from here (hiding their pedigree) into their paid product
  • To the best of my knowledge they haven't given anything back to this forum nor the author of OctoPrint

I have just their response was its a rpi issue, unless i buy their rpi unit...
I was looking for a neutral party answer / solution

Your question is related to how to flash a CR-10s's control board (Melzi) with the TH3D firmware using some unknown cable and either the Arduino IDE or using avrdude... none of which involves OctoPrint.

Try using a web search engine to help you figure out how to flash a firmware to your printer. 3D printing shouldn't be seen as some consumer-friendly activity (like TH3D might suggest). There are many moments when it's damned difficult and only research and a willingness to work hard will get you through this. Good luck.

I appreciate your comment, but am I not using octoprints interface and specifically the firmare updater plugin to accomplish the firmware update from stock to Th3D. I would not have a clue how to accomplish this without octoprint.

@ScottRD Nothing you have posted here shows any signs of OctoPrint being involved. If you are using OctoPrint then you might want to consider not deleting the template provided when you open a topic in Get Help, but instead provide ALL of the information asked for in the template.

That being said, @OutsourcedGuru has pointed you in the right direction. Th3D published the firmware and should have published instructions on how to get it loaded into the printer. I'd suggest you follow their instructions exactly and then report to them with as much detail as possible where
it went wrong for you.

There are numerous videos on YouTube and other resources on updating the firmware on Creality printers that all can be found with a Google search. If Th3D's documentation is inadequate, you should be able to find something better.

Once you have successfully installed updated firmware using Th3D's (or someone else's) procedures, then future updates can most likely happen using OctoPrint and the firmware updater plugin.

Searching the TH3D forum for avrdude shows four threads, none of which look like your question. Take it to their forum, remove anything related to Raspberry, OctoPrint and similar from your question and ask them. Try "how do I flash my firmware"?

i appreciate your comments, your of course assuming I have not done those things already. I never blamed octoprint, the error message is regarding avrdude. right now Th3d is saying my problem lies with my choice of rasberry pi device, its not theirs so they cant help...unless I want to buy their pi device then....I did test the link in the firmware updater plugin and it showed a positive connection.

I'm sorry you are getting the runaround but there still isn't enough information in this thread for me to provide any meaningful help.

Wait what? You're trying to flash with a windows pc and they tell you it's a rpi issue!?

I agree with the @OutsourcedGuru. Ask again and say there is no raspberry involved.

I have to say I have no good impression of this company. A few days back there was a guy here who did buy their pi and they wanted to charge a fee ($75/hr) for helping him.

If they cant help you google for flash hex arduino or flash hex 3D printer or something similar.

Btw keep in mind that many Creality printers don't have the bootloader flashed for flashing new firmwares by usb.
If that's the case you can see here how to flash a bootloader. https://youtu.be/5B_NnCcXLtc