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Up-to-date Marlin firmware for the Aurora A5

by mgilardi

Hi all,

Stay tuned for more A5 firmware updates, we are actively working to get this open source. Currently working on getting the filament sensor to unload and load as expected.

I love feedback and collaboration, so please feel free to help it along!


EDIT: We've released a solid firmware. See link above.

***NOTE: Please make sure to have a backup of your firmware (or JG's original HEX file) before proceeding with this. I take no responsibility for errors or issues, though I am here to help if I can. :)

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Mesh Bed Leveling on the A5 - How To

by DaHai8

Posted this video on setting up and using Mesh Bed Leveling on the JGAurora A5 3D Printer.
You'll need to install the latest Marlin Firmware update referenced in this group, and in the video.
Hope everyone likes it and finds it useful.


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by mgilardi

This forum was created for the users and owners of JG Aurora's A5 3D printer. Here we can share information, insights, creations, questions, answers and more across the community of A5 owners around the world.

As a Thingiverse service, using this Forum also binds you to the same Terms of Use Agreement you entered into when you created an account on Thingiverse - specifically Sections 3.3 (a) & (b), i.e.: Please be Civil, so that Section 3.4 need not be applied.

If you are in need of replacement parts for your A5 printer, JG Aurora's web store can be found for the following service areas:
Within China:

  • JG Aurora's website
  • JD.com store
  • Taobao store

Outside of China:

  • JG Aurora's AliExpress store

If you need assistance (including company/warranty/service related questions), please contact @Anneqiu, a representative from JG Aurora (and also is a member of this group).

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The contents of this document may change over time, so make sure to check back periodically.

NOTE: The content of this message was largely taken from @DaHai8's welcome for A3 owners, shown here: https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/aurora-a3-owners/forums/general/topic:17016.

Happy printing!

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by Clackvalve

I have a JGAurora, It's about 6 months old. I turned the printer on and got the beep, as it normaly does on bootup. I then loaded a file from a usb stick, it loaded OK. When I looked in the Pre-heat folder both bed & Extruder read 0/0 despite after several minutes of pressing buttons I came to to the conclusion the printer was dead.

I cheked the PSU and all seemed OK, reading exactly 24v. As the screen was working I asumed the display board is working OK; After one and a half hours mooching around, I couldn't find any faults and decided to change the mother board. I Installd the new board, with no change. Getting desperate now, I changed the hot end heater and thermistor, and a new bed. Nothing changed. As a last desperate attempet I chaned all four stepper drivers too.

I downloaded Pronterface (A new program for me) and configured it for my setup. When I tried to connect all I got was.....M105 (I should say that I Have a good knowledge of ports seting up etc) I understand that M105 i think it means computer cannot conect to device.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks, Ian

Just tried Ponterface again, I didn't get the usual M105

This is a dump:

[ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed
[ERROR] Can't write to printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): WriteFile failed ([Error 5] Access is denied.)
[ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed
[ERROR] Can't write to printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): WriteFile failed ([Error 5] Access is denied.)
[ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed
[ERROR] Can't write to printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): WriteFile failed ([Error 5] Access is denied.)
[ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed
[ERROR] Can't write to printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): WriteFile failed ([Error 5] Access is denied.)
[ERROR] Aborting connection attempt after 4 failed writes.
[ERROR] Can't read from printer (disconnected?) (SerialException): call to ClearCommError failed

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OctoPi in the A5 - Step by Step

by DaHai8

If anyone is curious about installing a Raspberry Pi running OctoPi and Pi Cam inside their A5, I've posted a video on YouTube on how to do that. It's pretty detailed, and longer than I wanted it to be, yet I still managed somehow to leave some points out. So read the comments section as well for additional tips from me and my viewers.

JGAurora JGAurora_A5 OctoPi Pi Camera RaspberryPi
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