Marlin_Ender3v2 VS Marlin

Compare Marlin_Ender3v2 vs Marlin and see what are their differences.


This Marlin is an optimized firmware for Ender 3v2 3D printers. | It is based upon original Marlin repository and has many improvements from the bugfix branch. (by mriscoc)


Marlin is an optimized firmware for RepRap 3D printers based on the Arduino platform. | Many commercial 3D printers come with Marlin installed. Check with your vendor if you need source code for your specific machine. (by MarlinFirmware)
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Marlin_Ender3v2 Marlin
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269 12,451
- 2.6%
9.9 9.9
9 days ago about 17 hours ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Marlin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-17.
  • Issues with PID settings (Or the thermistor)
    3 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    I don't really love the community firmware that gets posted to thingiverse, reason being is that they are usually old versions of Marlin. It is very easy to enable mesh bed leveling in Marlin directly from the main github. Also, Marlin maintains a separate repository for example configs for many different printers including the Artillery X1.
  • How to enlarge bedsize without compiling firmware? SKR mini E3 V3.0 + Ender 5 Plus
    1 project | | 15 Jan 2022
  • Help can anyone tell me whats wrong i juat bought and ender 3 pro and it doesn't show the prepare or control
    1 project | | 15 Jan 2022
    The menu structure was reorganized in the newer versions of the firmware like you have. I don't think it exactly matches but this link will give you a general idea of the changes.
  • My first overnight and the longest print I’ve done. ~24 hours. Any feedback?
    2 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    Second thing you need is to go to and download the basic marlin firmware package called 2.0.x at the bottom of the page
  • First Layer Help
    1 project | | 12 Jan 2022
    What I’ve tried/double checked: * Bed level manually * Used the relatively new Marlin feature to level bed corners. Essentially it moves the probe to each corner to measure the distance until the probe triggers, if the distance is larger than the set threshold (using default 0.1 mm in my case) it sets the probe at the appropriate distance and waits for you to manually adjust that corner to trigger the probe, it continues until all corners are within tolerance. * Released in Marlin 2.0.8]( with PR-20241 Level corners with probe option * Verified using Bed Level Visualizer plug-in in octoprint (reports perfectly level with 0 deviation) * It reports as perfectly level with 0 deviation which makes me a bit suspicious but I have used the plug-in with the ABL probe before and received the more typical not level readings, the only changes I know of that would impact are switching from the stock ender 3 pro magnetic bed to a glass bed and using the above mentioned Marlin feature to level instead of just manually leveling with paper. * Checked probe accuracy - Deviation 0.001750 * Used M48 command to execute test, my understanding is that this deviation is well within an acceptable range so the probe should not be causing the issues * Measured the extruded filament to confirm nozzle is not under extruding which could present as the nozzle being too far. * I’m not sure if this is actually something that matters nor if my methodology was correct but with a 0.4 nozzle I extruded some filament and measured multiple points with calipers and results were around 0.5. I don’t understand why the measurement is larger than the nozzle size but in either case it doesn’t seem to be under extruding at least so shouldn’t be the culprit of the gaps. * Save probe offsets to EEPROM rather than just relying on the offsets I set in firmware.
  • How to check firmware version on Ender 3 pro via octoprint ?
    1 project | | 12 Jan 2022
  • Marlin and vs code cant compile SKR 2.0 Rev B
    2 projects | | 8 Jan 2022
    Clone a clean copy of the Marlin repo:
    1 project | | 8 Jan 2022
    Marlin is at and there's loads of videos of how to build & install it across the internet, it's what most 3D printers run. Not all of the videos are good but it's too much for me to explain in one comment really.
  • Klipper CR10 V3 BLT Pins
    1 project | | 6 Jan 2022
    So you should begin looking here which doesn't help
  • Editing firmware to work with Micro Swiss Direct Drive following their instructions but I think its outdated.
    1 project | | 6 Jan 2022
    I currently have downloaded the marlin firmware from github 2.0.x I am using Visual studio to edit it and used the Config import 2.0.x for the Ender 3 Max.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Marlin_Ender3v2 and Marlin you can also consider the following projects:


Marlin - Marlin is an optimized firmware for RepRap 3D printers based on the Arduino platform. | Many commercial 3D printers come with Marlin installed. Check with your vendor if you need source code for your specific machine.

Marlin-bugfix-1.1.9 - Marlin 1.1.x bugfix for Ender 3 with BLTouch

BIGTREETECH-SKR-mini-E3 - BIGTREETECH SKR-mini-E3 motherboard is a ultra-quiet, low-power, high-quality 3D printing machine control board. It is launched by the 3D printing team of Shenzhen BIGTREE technology co., LTD. This board is specially tailored for Ender 3 printer, perfectly replacing the original Ender3 printer motherboard.

Ender-3 - The Creality3D Ender-3, a fully Open Source 3D printer perfect for new users on a budget.

BIGTREETECH-TouchScreenFirmware - support TFT35 V1.0/V1.1/V1.2/V2.0/V3.0, TFT28, TFT24 V1.1, TFT43, TFT50, TFT70

Marlin - Marlin

Clanks-Klipper-Configs - Klipper config files for use with Klipper firmware

OctoPrint - OctoPrint is the snappy web interface for your 3D printer!

Cura - 3D printer / slicing GUI built on top of the Uranium framework

BTT_SKR_13_14_14T_SD-DFU-Bootloader - This is a repository of BIGTREETECH bootloaders. The originals are stored under the bootloader_bin/backed_up_original_bootloaders/ directory. This repository also has a bootloader for the SKR E3 TURBO to fix the high pitch sound coming out of the CR10_STOCKDISPLAY it is located on the bootloder_bin/compiled_bootloader_bin/ directory.

Firebeetle-2-ESP32-E - Using the Firebeetle ESP32-E as battery powered sensor (SKU:DFR0654-F)