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  • How to update the firmware

    For firmware current version and changes click here

    MECHA firmware update is set to be automatic for firmware B_E_1368 or older. For later firmware, an update needs to be manually activated by a click on [Update] button 192.168.8.1/new or other ip/new.
    Once connected to the internet, it will check with the server, download any new firmware, install it and reboot. It will give a series of LED sequence and beeps after a successful firmware update.

    Refer to the procedure on connecting MECHA to a Wi-Fi hotspot in station mode. Visit this guide:
    Accessing the Web Control Interface of MECHA
    https://www.nodalninja.com/forum/for...robotics/29295

    Troubleshooting Firmware Update
    If MECHA fails to connect to other hotspots, create a Wi-Fi hotspot as follows:
    Network Name: M-XXXXXX
    Password: 12345678
    where XXXXXX is the last part of the MECHA network name, which appears as MECHA-XXXXXX in Wi-Fi network list when MECHA is first turned on. Record it if needed.

    Then start/restart MECHA and press Button [3] for 3 seconds when LEDs show - = - = - = - = splitting lights. MECHA will RESET its Wi-Fi settings to FACTORY DEFAULT and try to connect M-XXXXXX network. With access to the internet, it will connect to the server, download any new firmware, install it and reboot. It will give a series of LED sequence and beeps after a successful firmware update.

    Note that MECHA will try to reconnect to the M-XXXXXX network in station mode and will be assigned a different IP than 192.168.8.1.
    To force MECHA in AP mode, during MECHA reboot, when LEDs show - = - = - = - = splitting lights, press button [1] for 3 seconds.
    Alternatively turn off the M-XXXXXX network, or change its name and password after checking update is successful.

    To check whether an update is successful, connect to MECHA. Open the web control interface by typing “192.168.8.1” (or its IP in station mode) in web browser address bar, it should bring to “192.168.8.1/_new” or (IP/_new). If it doesn't, just paste “192.168.8.1/_new” or (IP/_new) in the address bar.
    A recent list of firmware updates will be shown. The current version at the time of this post is B_E_01330.
    Last edited by Bill Bailey; July 15th, 2019, 07:27 AM. Reason: providing link to current firmware and changes
    Nodal Ninja - "turning heads"

  • #2
     
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    • #3
      Just to want re-post the simplest automatic ways to update FW for a brand new Mecha,

      Method A
      1) Once you accessed 192.168.8.1 in Ring or Row page you only need to
      2) Click on [Connect to Wi-Fi]
      3) Enter your Wi-Fi network name and password.
      4) After LEDs stop scanning up/down, click on [Reboot] and wait 2 minutes without pressing any buttons on Mecha

      after that, if you don't know or want to access the Mecha through your Wi-Fi network you need to do the next step as well

      5) power down Mecha then power it up and when LEDs shows - = - = - = press [3] for 3 seconds

      Step (5) will made Mecha to forget the Wi-Fi you entered and you can access Mecha through its own Wi-Fi at 192.168.8.1 just like in step (1) except Mecha has now the newest FW.
      Step (5) is optional and experienced users can skip it and access the Mecha through the added Wi-Fi and having Mecha always updated.

      Steps (2)..(4) are necessary because Mecha doesn't know your Wi-Fi network and password out from factory but a trick is possible and that is described in the video above:
      Mecha knows from factory to try to connect to a Wi-Fi network with name M-123ABC (where 123ABC is its ID) using password 12345678 (exactly this one) if there is such a Wi-Fi around so that makes possible the Method B

      Method B (shown in the video above)
      1) Create a Wi-Fi with name M-123ABC (where 123ABC is Mecha's ID) and password 12345678 on either your phone or iMac or router, so on..
      2) Power up Mecha and when LEDs shows - = - = - = press [3] for 3 seconds and wait 2-3 minutes after that.
      3) You can turn OFF the Wi-Fi you just created and you can turn it ON only if you want to update the FW again.

      Please ask here or in How To .. ? thread and I'll give some more guidance for a method or another if is needed.
      https://www.nodalninja.com/forum/for...s/29547-how-to

      cheers,
      Dorin
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      • #4
        if you have B_E_1369 or newer

        Method A


        1) Once you accessed 192.168.8.1/new
        2) Click on [Update]
        3) Enter your Wi-Fi network name and password.

        after that, if you don't know or want to access the Mecha through your Wi-Fi network you need to do the next step as well
        (I'll keep the old numbering for less confusion)

        5) power down Mecha then power it up and when LEDs shows - = - = - = press [3] for 3 seconds

        Step (5) will made Mecha to forget the Wi-Fi you entered and you can access Mecha through its own Wi-Fi at 192.168.8.1 just like in step (1) except Mecha has now the newest FW.
        Step (5) is optional and experienced users can skip it and access the Mecha through the added Wi-Fi and having Mecha always updated.

        Steps (2)..(3) are necessary because Mecha doesn't know your Wi-Fi network and password out from factory but a trick is possible and that is described in the video above:
        Mecha knows from factory to try to connect to a Wi-Fi network with name M-123ABC (where 123ABC is its ID) using password 12345678 (exactly this one) if there is such a Wi-Fi around so that makes possible the Method B

        Method B remains the same

        Method C


        1) in Ring or Row click on [info] top-left
        or if you have B_E_1377 or newer
        1) in Ring or Row page click on Ring/Row at top of the page

        2) Click on [Update]
        3) Enter your Wi-Fi network name and password only if asked for,

        Method D
        for Mecha permanently connected to a Wi-Fi, turntable in studio, so on.. using only the buttons


        1) press these buttons [3] [2] [1] [2] [3] [<] on Mecha when it is ON and idle.
        2) wait for update to be done and Mecha will restart.
        3) if no update found " . . . " will be shown on LEDs , if Mecha has no access to Internet the LEDs will show this" ! ! ! "

        Notes

        1) If the update cannot be done or it cannot be found or the Wi-Fi to Mecha is suppose to connect to is OFF, the update will be tried once more at the next start, only once.
        2) If the current FW is very old in therms of Mecha releases, is possible that the update to take longer and to exhibit more restarts. All done automatic.
        e.g. the other day, for a unit running a November FW ,the update did 3 re-starts, We'll see how the May one goes :)

        Dorin
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        • #5
          After I finally get the last update from 1339 to 1369 I didn't find anymore the possibility to change the rotation speed.
          I can't find the RPM button anymore! Anyone saw it?

          Yves

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          • #6
            I found it! It's only available in the Row modus but not in the Ring modus!
            Why not? And it's no more possible to get faster than 12 RPM
            Is it not possible to get a burst mode?

            Yves
            Last edited by Yvess; March 10th, 2019, 11:29 AM.

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            • #7
              You can use Row instead of Ring, it has all the settings Ring has and some more.
              Ring never had RPM as is intended for simple use.

              Dorin
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              • #8
                Ok, thank you!
                And what is about a burst mode?

                Yves

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                • #9
                  For burst, you need to set camera on burst mode and then set the delay to the time how much burst extend,
                  e.g. in image a burst of 3 sec.

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