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How to upload firmware to EleksMill in Linux

My wife sent me an EleksMill as my birthday gift (Thank you! my love). It’s simple but proper designed desktop CNC. However, the document of the CNC machine is as simple as the design. It cost me around 4 hours to assemble the machine from a piece by piece.  

After completed the assembling, I found the board was not initialised. So, I downloaded the firmware from EleksMill website. Unfortunately, the official package only supplied the windows application to upload the firmware. For Linux, such as my OS Ubuntu, I have to find out another way to upload the program.

Since EleksMill is based on Grbl, so it can use Arduino tool-chain to upload firmware.

$ arduino/hardware/tools/avr/bin/./avrdude -C arduino/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf -v -patmega328p -Uflash:w:/home/mikespook/Downloads/EleksROM\ V3.8/firmware/mana.hex:i -carduino -b 57600 -P /dev/ttyUSB0

`avrdude` command can be found in Arduino IDE folder `arduino/hardware/tools/avr/bin/` and the `avrdude.conf` file is in the sub-folder `arduino/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf`.