SD WiFi cards


#1

Hi,

 

 

Quick question - have you tested WiFi SD cards with Zortrax M200 / M300?

I know that Toshiba FlashAir works well. Have you tried any others? :) 


#2

really, does it work? will order one now.

How is the flow of the M200 when a print is started?

does it copy the model in memory and can we remove the card or does it read from time to time from sd?


#3

I believe Julia Truchsess has considerable knowledge on this........  -db


#4

really, does it work? will order one now.

How is the flow of the M200 when a print is started?

does it copy the model in memory and can we remove the card or does it read from time to time from sd?

Wifi allows you to copy files to the SD card without having to remove it from the printer. It doesn't change the normal printer operation otherwise (so "No" you can't remove the SD card while printing but why would you want to since you can now access it remotely with wifi?)  -David


#5

Yes but what happens if i access it during printing and for example remove the printed file by accident?


#6

Yes but what happens if i access it during printing and for example remove the printed file by accident?

Have you tried removing an SD card while it's printing?  The printer pauses mid job. Once you reinsert the card it continues. I suppose if the file is gone then it won't continue or perhaps it will produce an error.

A WIFI SD card gives you access to the card without removing it from the printer but it still requires "common sense". ;-)  -db


#7

Wow, good news!

:)

Past months I was searching for a WiFi card what can be used in the printer, but found just information around the web, that it won't really work because they are commonly intented for using in Cams

Will try to get such a Toshiba ...


#8

@Marcin:

I know that Toshiba FlashAir works well.

should it be a FlashAir W-02 or W-03?


#9

@Marcin:

should it be a FlashAir W-02 or W-03?

FlashAir II (W-02) works for sure, dunno about W-03


#10

thanx!

:)

Regarding Toshiba FlashAir W-03 SDHC 8GB Class 10:

On amazon.de one user reported, that his W-03 is working good with his 3D printer (manufacturer not mentioned). But he also wrote, that sending a file to the card while a printout is running, the printing got disrupted (cancelled) in almost every case (95%).

 

#11

Ok, I'll order one 8GB FlashAir W-03.

@Marcin, just out of interest: 

The V5.2 mainboard of my M200 V4 is designed to hold a WiFi module, but that isn't populated.

Why has Zortrax cancelled the decision for onboard WiFi support?


#12

Ok, I'll order one 8GB FlashAir W-03.

@Marcin, just out of interest: 

The V5.2 mainboard of my M200 V4 is designed to hold a WiFi module, but that isn't populated.

Why has Zortrax cancelled the decision for onboard WiFi support?

That would be a nice update, for receiving updates and start prints. that and and a mount to hold a webcam to view the print, that I dont need to run to the printer n difficult print jobs.


#13

There used to be a big thread on this forum with lots of info on how to configure a Toshiba W-03 Flash Air card, but now I can't find it :(


#14

Wonder how easy it will be for us "Mac" shops to make SD WIFI cards work on our 6 M200s (and keep each identifiable since copying files to the wrong printer will apparently stop/kill the existing print job). Anyone care to verify that our M200's lose scroll-ability once our SD cards contain more than 128 files (regardless of SD or SD wifi?)  -db


#15

David,

>=128 files and 6 printers ... Jesus ... you'r printing day & night, right?

:rolleyes:

Well, scrolling through hundreds of files could be cumbersome as long as we have no subdir support in the FW.

Can check that when I've got my 16GB W-03 FlashAir in about 2 weeks  (got a good price for the 16GB compared to 8GB).


#16

David,

>=128 files and 6 printers ... Jesus ... you'r printing day & night, right?

:rolleyes:

Well, scrolling through hundreds of files could be cumbersome as long as we have no subdir support in the FW.

Can check that when I've got my 16GB W-03 FlashAir in about 2 weeks  (got a good price for the 16GB compared to 8GB).

If it proves to be true that M200s choke above 128 files theres really no reason to buy a larger SD card. My average zcode file is 10 MB x 128 files = 1280MB /1024 = 1.2GB  I can get away with cheap 2 GB cards (or whatever is available and cheapest...........  ;-(  -db


#17

There used to be a big thread on this forum with lots of info on how to configure a Toshiba W-03 Flash Air card, but now I can't find it :(

I think you where talking about this thread, http://forum.zortrax.com/index.php?/topic/1994-toshiba-flashair-on-zortrax-m200/?hl=wifi


#18

My average zcode file is 10 MB x 128 files = 1280MB /1024 = 1.2GB  I can get away with cheap 2 GB cards (or whatever is available and cheapest...........  ;-(  -db

Yeah, I'm awared of that ... Toshibas lowest capacity FlashAir is 8GB so I first searched for that one.

Unfortunatly that day I've ordered mine, all my favorite shops in Germany had no one on stock and no information about, when they get it delivered.

So I changed to the 16GB, knowing it's much too big, but delivering date was known and price (still) low.

I think you where talking about this thread, http://forum.zortrax…x-m200/?hl=wifi 

Thanks! Much information about setting up the card ... saves my time!

:)


#19

@David/Marcin:

Sorry for my late feedback but I had some trouble with my printer.

Now he's back in service (btw - thanks to Raphal L. for his kind support!).

Mid Feb/2017 I've got delivered a FlashAir W-03, FW V3.00.01 (side note: Meanwhile the W-04 is out)

Getting it configured wasn't easy because since weeks and for unknown "maintenance" reasons the Windows Config-Utility isn't available on Toshiba's download page ...  :angry:

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/english/download/wl/software02.htm

But I found it there:

https://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php?v_page=23&v_code=48255

Some hours later I could manage read+write access on it as mapped network drive (Win10).

Test result about max. number of files on a M200 (FW v1.0.5)

You can store up to 126 zcode files.

If you have 127 files, the display starts drawing vertical lines at the end of the models menu and you can't go back.

When you press the knob on that point, the printer doesn't respond anymore.

I've recorded 2 short films of that.

First with 126 files, where everything looks good:

http://zx81.asuscomm.com/etc/Zortrax/M200/126_Files.zip

Now with 127 files.

Even if you can open file #127, you will see what happens at the end of scrolling ...

http://zx81.asuscomm.com/etc/Zortrax/M200/127_Files.zip

When crashed, power down+on is needed.


#20

@David/Marcin:

Sorry for my late feedback but I had some trouble with my printer.

Now he's back in service (btw - thanks to Raphal L. for his kind support!).

Mid Feb/2017 I've got delivered a FlashAir W-03, FW V3.00.01 (side note: Meanwhile the W-04 is out)

Getting it configured wasn't easy because since weeks and for unknown "maintenance" reasons the Windows Config-Utility isn't available on Toshiba's download page ...  :angry:

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/english/download/wl/software02.htm

But I found it there:

https://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php?v_page=23&v_code=48255

Some hours later I could manage read+write access on it as mapped network drive (Win10).

Test result about max. number of files on a M200 (FW v1.0.5)

You can store up to 126 zcode files.

If you have 127 files, the display starts drawing vertical lines at the end of the models menu and you can't go back.

When you press the knob on that point, the printer doesn't respond anymore.

I've recorded 2 short films of that.

First with 126 files, where everything looks good:

http://zx81.asuscomm.com/etc/Zortrax/M200/126_Files.zip

Now with 127 files.

Even if you can open file #127, you will see what happens at the end of scrolling ...

http://zx81.asuscomm.com/etc/Zortrax/M200/127_Files.zip

When crashed, power down+on is needed.

Great job. Bear in mind that current firmware has problems with 125+ models even if using standard SD card (will be increased to ~300 in next FW release)