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  1. I am "actively" working on these babies. I managed to get the thing mounted and wired up using the "minimum" connections, which did not require any components besides LED's and 2 buttons. The firmware which is loaded, modflex, seems to work fine, but I have not been able to connect with my 2531 dongle.... yet. My efforts to load SimpliciTI have also been unsuccessful. I found a code for IAR which allows for larger code, but as with the CCS version, I cannot find the device when flashing. I will post more regarding this progress......


    Thanks. KB


    Fri Dec 30, 2011 09:20:37: Interface dll version

    Fri Dec 30, 2011 09:20:37: Invalid parameter(s)

    Fri Dec 30, 2011 09:20:41: Fatal error: Could not find device (or device not supported) Session aborted!

    Fri Dec 30, 2011 09:20:41: Failed to load debugee: C:\Users\Ken\Desktop\LSR Simplicity\480-0013-R0.2\SimpliciTI-IAR-1.1.1\Projects\Examples\SRF05_MSP\Simple_Peer_to_Peer\IAR\ProFLEX01\Exe\Simple_Peer_To_Peer.d43

  2. Hi All,


    got a couple of debuggers from Santa and I am a little flustered by the code limit on IAR, so I am focussing on CCS. It seems like what I am trying to do would work better manually loading the executable bin or hex file to the chip. Is there a way to extract the binary from CCS after you compile it?



  3. Yes I do. Happy to share. I made a couple of rookie mistakes with my layout, but they are easily modified. Fortunately, the footprint is good for the module, and the pins line up well with the LP if you want to use it that way. PM me and we can figure things out. It will be great having your input on this....



  4. yes it's pretty cool. After playing with it i was compelled to try to program it a little. I was not able to get to the core. I want to use the kernel ultimately. I did have success downloading the CCS version DVD, and installing the newer version off it. Got the sound demo to work. This thing reallly has lots of buttons and whistles. I am going to try the IAR documentation to try and put the uC-OS kernel back next.

  5. Did you mean what you did yesterday? :D


    Looks great. It would be nice if you could also break out the serial connection in a line at the end of the board. This would give the option of not using the serial connector and easily attaching it to a booster for example.

  6. HI All,


    some confusion here regarding the wireless chips. In general, I understand using the TI chips require programming with the cc-debugger. However, some of the evm's use other evm's to program them. Similar to the LP (has onboard debugger), that makes sense. My question is on the soc chips, do you need to program both the mcu AND the radio chip? Or, is the firmware something that isnt accessable at that point? Do the CC2500's come with preinstalled firmware, or did you need to program them for this project?



  7. Still waiting on the kit. My project is elaboration upon the "solar tracker" I posted earlier this year. The application for the kit took five minutes... :angel:


    I think this mcu will handle the web server idea and possibly interface with wifi??


    I do not plan on shifting this project over to that site, but I feel obligated to at least try the thing out, and report. The STM discovery was a letdown, and although it is a very advanced device, it had some difficulty with just getting it to work for folks....


    Also, I am kind of addicted to the MSP's and TI which i use for the processing and i/o.


    ( i would rather fight for the POM rework kit, but i am not ready :x )






  8. Sounds good Marco. Good luck with getting some kids, careful what you wish for....

    They think I make robots already, as that is how I started out explaining it.


    I would like to get the Zigbee modules working with some kind of gui or web server

    Lots of space onboard to do incredible things with the code.

    How bout a wireless camera as well?


    I havent really looked at those motor driver chips yet. the integrated ones on the bot may be sufficient to drive larger motors, given some voltage. I have been using the ti 8833 with great success, tiny little guy can handle 2A....

  9. Sorry Rob, I see the light now. Using those prefab end devices isnt even that bad at twenty bucks. Are the x-10 protocols easy to work with, is this like running a small stack?

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