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Roy Salisbury

Member Since 31 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2015 04:28 PM

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In Topic: Upgrading Bootloader to 4.2

01 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

I finally received my RS232 cable and since I also ordered a socket to put the Mini into I had to wait another day to test it all.  


I was able to hook up the cable to the chip using some jumper wires off the necessary pins, power the chip with a 5v supply and flash the bootloader.  I was then able to load the release using MFDeploy.  I opted for the RS232 loader since I now have a cable that I can use and also am going to hook up a GPS to the device (which will use the TTL port).


I have attached an image of the hookup in case anyone needs a reference.







In Topic: Netduino 3 Wifi

01 July 2015 - 01:20 AM

I asked this about a week ago and posted my results with trying to put the device into hibernate mode.  Long story short .. if your doing it for power savings, it does not gain anything (or does not work).







In Topic: Visual Studio, Netduino - Mac or Surface

01 July 2015 - 01:11 AM

Basically all of my computer hardware is a Mac of one form or another (iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro).  Well .. I do have a server that Runs Hyper-V for SQL and IIS .. but desktop use is all Mac OSX.


I have been running Parallels on them for a long time and for the most part I have not had any issues.  The only issue I had with my Micro Devices (Netduino, GHI, ect) is that when you need to flash them they boot into a different "device" type and sometimes the connect/disconnect confuses Parallels and you have to get the timing right to get them flashed.  I have also had some issues debugging the Netduino devices where Visual Studio seems to not want to "see" the device in debug mode.  Usually I just need to reboot the Netduino a few times and Visual Studio will finally attach to it.


If you want the "best of both worlds" you can use BootCamp to install Windows 7/8/10 into so you have a "bare metal" OS.  Then boot back into OSX and let parallels create a virtual instance from the bootcamp partition.  Then 95% of the time you are using the virtual instance along with OSX running.  And if you need to you can boot natively into Windows.





In Topic: Upgrading Bootloader to 4.2

27 June 2015 - 04:37 AM

Here is what I usually use...
KeySpan USA-19HS USB-Serial (RS-232) adapter:


Thanks.  I have ordered this cable and it should be delivered on Monday.  I'll try flashing the chip then and see what happens.



In Topic: Upgrading Bootloader to 4.2

26 June 2015 - 08:33 PM

Amazing.  A week and no one knows.  I guess my Mini is bricked and yet another waste of $$.

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