Customized fork of Marlin Firmware, specifically for Anycubic Mega Zero printers. Check Wiki for more details and instructions. (by kad)

Marlin Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Marlin

  • GitHub repo 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.

  • GitHub repo MEGA_ZERO

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Marlin alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Marlin has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-29.
  • Vibration dampeners on Mega Zero v1 | 2021-07-22
    It would use a different firmware, but someone in the community here already has you covered for that too:
  • 2.0 printing issue
    Nope, but you can get it here
  • Finding the correct firmware for MZ2 flashing - has latest releases.
    I am pretty new to the 3d-Printing game. I bought a Mega Zero 2.0. Now I have read, that a software update is recommended. I have found in another post on this sub this link:
  • Which Firmware to use?
    It looks like the wiki doesn’t match the current releases. It seems the only firmware for stock configuration is
    Release download page has many variants for stock and SKR mini boards. As well as pointer to wiki pages about flashing
    There are different ways to connect bltouch to stock board:
  • Marlin for MZ1/MZ2.
  • BTT Mini 12684 and SKR Mini E3 V2
  • Skr mini e3 v2.0 and btt mini 12864
  • Flashing to fix thermal runaway
    To flash binary firmware, refer to wiki at For windows, simplest method is avrdudess, ot has UI interface and “portable” installation archive has all needed pieces in single place.
  • MZ 2.0 heated bed error after changing firmware | 2021-04-25
    I've been enjoing the MZ 2.0 with a SKR MINI MZ 1.0 board for quite a while now, but I've gotten into some problems after updating the firmware from to the latest Marlin version in order to install a BLTOUCH. I've ben using this firmware from this site.
  • Ender 5 Pro - pause function to change filament? | 2021-04-16
    Agreed... if you REALLY want to put Marlin 2 on the old Melzi board, I'd recommend basing your config on how u/l0vader has configured his excellent firmwares for the Anycubic Mega Zero machines as he's got a very nice feature combo going on the same hardware board as the creality v1 (Melzi board clone)
  • MEGA ZERO 2.0 | 2021-04-15
    u/ruz1na, so, to use these, you'll want to take a look at to determine the naming scheme that matches how you've attached your BLTouch to the board, then head over to today's builds folder at and pick the .hex file that starts with amz2melzi_bl and matches the scheme for how you've got your BLtouch plugged in according to that prior link.
  • Hello | 2021-04-14
    Firmware should be available from the KAD anycubic mega unified firmware GitHub fairly soon... but right now only a pre-compiled AMZv1 (no heated bed) stock board firmware is currently available at


Basic Marlin repo stats
8 days ago

kad/Marlin is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.