Flateric wrote:I am no expert in this area but I have a feeling that this is not going to be a possibility for the smoothie based boards.
The only time that the board reads the firmware config is at first boot and not after again.
Although I admit I have no idea how the repetier arduino based offerings do their firmware setup, or why they can allow for "hot" changes to the firmware even during the printing process.
Repetier writes values to variables that are "live" (kept in RAM) on the controller. The EEPROM only "remembers" the variables when the power is off - they can be rewritten at any time. It would work the same for Smoothie, except the data would be stored on the SD card instead of in EEPROM (which the SD card actually is... it's just not called that.) It would be a matter of rewriting the config file, which is trivial. I think if someone at the project cared to make it work, it would be feasible.