I was reading a topic today concerning someone struggling with platformIO. I was thinking it was too bad it wasn’t like the SKR Pro where a binary file can be tossed on a SD card and the board powered up. Then I remembered several years ago I directly uploaded a binary file to the Arduino. The recipe was a bit convoluted, but it was doable. I then search around and found XLoader. It supports the Arduino Mega, so it should work for the Rambo, MiniRambo, and Ramps. And there may be other tools out there that do the same thing. I’m guessing that any machine that has not had an Arduino development environment of some sort would also need to install a device driver.
So this is just and idea for Jeff and Ryan to consider. I’m not asking for any kind of response. The ZIP release of the Rambo, MiniRambo, and Ramps builds would need to have the binary files included, and some documentation written. There may be issues I’ve not considered, or may not be worth the effort to make it happen for the few times people need/want a simpler upload pathway. And it is a Windows only solution.