Firmware Update

Grid Firmware is regularly updated. We introduce new features, stability improvements and bug fixes in each update. We highly recommend keeping your modules up-to-date, to ensure best performance and workflow compatiblity.

Firmware Update Instructions

To update the firmware, you will need a Mac, Linux or Windows computer, your module(s) and a USB-C cable.

  1. Go to intech.studio/downloads#firmware
  2. Download and unzip the firmware
  3. You will find a file named grid_release.uf2, this is the firmware file
  4. Take ONE module at a time
  5. Hold down the utility side button while plugging in the USB cable
  6. All the LEDs should turn from red to green color
  7. You should see GRID removable device on your desktop
  8. Drag and drop the firmware file onto the removable device or copy and paste it
  9. Wait for the upload, the module should reboot and light up in default page color
  10. Repeat this step for all your modules

Important: All Grid modules used together should have the same firmware version installed. Grid Editor is developed toghether with the firmware, Grid Editor's version must match with the installed firmware version. If there is a mismatch, Grid Editor will give an alert.

Upgrading from v1.1.9 and below to v1.2.X

With the latest Grid Editor and Grid Firmware releases, we have introduced breaking changes. If you have a module with older firmware, you should first hard reset all its configurations. Beware, all your existing configurations will be lost.

To do so, you have to download the Recovery Firmware. The firmware file is called grid_nvm_hardware_test.uf2.

  1. To upload the reset firmware onto the module, follow the firmware update instructions above
  2. After uploading, you should see the module's LEDs pulse in a white color 10 times
  3. When the reset is finished, a red-green-blue sequence starts to play on the LEDs
  4. Now you can download and upload the latest firmware with the name grid_release.uf2

Please contact us if you need any help with the update at support@intech.studio or on the discord server.


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Software Setup for Grid Editor

We are building the Grid Editor for Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Here you can find the respective guides and information.

Mac OS

Grid Editor is a signed and notarized application with a valid developer ID issued by Apple Inc. Tested on High Sierra (10.13) and other versions are also being tested soon. Different versions may give an alert of unidentified developer, resulting in blocking the application from opening. This can be overridden by following this guide by Apple.

https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/open-a-mac-app-from-an-unidentified-developer-mh40616/mac

If this happens to you, please let us know. We do our best to make Grid Editor compatible with various mac OS.

Download

GitHub release

  • You will need the grid_editor_Setup-{release number}.zip file to be downloaded and unzipped.
  • After unzipping move the Grid Editor.app to the Applications folder.
  • Launch the app.

Update

Grid Editor has self-update functionality. This only works, if your mac OS validates the application on first download. If it fails to validate the app, the updates downloaded in the background are also failing in validation. We are still debugging how we can make sure that the user is notified on validation problems and is directed to proper solution when it comes to updating the app. Removing the previous app version and re-installing the newest release is always an option.

Windows

Grid Editor is not a signed application in the beta release stage. Up until app signing, security warnings may appear. However, we have tested the application on Windows 10 extensively.

Download

GitHub release

  • You will need the grid_editor_Setup-{release number}.exe file to be downloaded and unzipped.
  • Launch the downloaded .exe and start the installation process.
  • Windows may show an application install security warning. Choose to run the app anyway.
  • Launch the installed app.

Update

Grid Editor has self-update functionality. We had no issues as of today with this functionality on Windows.

Linux

More information coming soon.


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Soon!