Now you can easily add WiFi to your Anycubic Kobra 2 Series 3D printer by upgrading the firmware, enabling you to use the Anycubic APP on your phone to enhance your printing experience. You can start your prints from your phone, receive 3D print status notifications, and even remotely monitor and control your printer. Let's upgrade the firmware right now, scan the code to bind your machine, and start the cloud app. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to upgrade the firmware for your Anycubic Kobra 2 Series 3D printer.
You can update your printer firmware using an over-the-air method. After the update, remember to calibrate your printer to maintain consistent and stable printing results.
The following printer models are WiFi 3D printers and are suitable for this guide:
OTA Update Anycubic Kobra 2 Series Firmware
1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network
- Turn on your printer and follow these steps to connect to Wi-Fi: from the main interface, go to the 'Settings' icon >> 'Cloud' >> 'WLAN'.
- Turn on WLAN. The device will automatically search for available 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
- Tap the Wi-Fi that you want to join and enter the network's password.
- After you join the Wi-Fi, you'll see a blue Wi-Fi icon on the left side of the network.
2. Update Kobra 2 Series firmware
- After adding Wi-Fi to your 3D printer, go back to 'Settings' in the main interface, and tap 'More Settings' >> 'About Machine', and you will see an upward arrow icon.
- Touch the icon, and a pop-up window will ask for confirmation to proceed with the upgrade. Select 'Confirm', and the firmware update will be completed automatically within 3 minutes.
- Check the firmware version in 'About Machine' to verify if the upgrade was successful.
Note: If the firmware update fails, consider trying an alternative update method.
Calibrate Your 3D Printer After Firmware Update
After the firmware update is done, the device will automatically restart. Once the device has restarted, its screen will guide you through the setup process. Best not to skip this process but follow the instructions step by step. This may include steps like connecting to a network, self-testing, auto-leveling, vibration compensation, and more. Finally, print a test model to check the print quality.
If there is no notification for the setup process, you can activate it on the screen: 'Settings' >> 'More Settings' >> 'Guide'.
If the first layer of the test model has a bad adhesion to the bed, you need to calibrate your printer's Z-offset. From the screen interface, touch 'Tools' icon >> 'Control' icon >> 'Module Calibration' >> 'Position Calibration'.
The print head will automatically perform the probe and stop near the calibration module. Use the interface to move the nozzle to the center of the calibration module by controlling X/Y-axis movement. Once done, tap 'Save'. Finally, run the auto-leveling process again.