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#1 2013-12-08 18:18:04

12o
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Registered: 2009-05-19
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Chipkit page info update for wiki

After working through trying to install the mpide for Chipkit, I managed to get mpide to connect to a Microchip Max32 board with Arch Linux x86_64. The wiki appears to be out-of-date, so I wanted to mention a few things here so the wiki can be updated by whomever handles the updates.

The first thing is the list of packages needed to be installed. After research and trial-and-error, I discovered that these packages needed to be installed:

java
java-rxtx (the wiki shows rxtx which appears to have winked out of existence... I couldn't find it. java-rxtx replaced it)
avrdude
avr-binutils
avr-gcc
avr-gdb
avr-lib

I did not need to set up any drivers for the kernel. Once I plugged the board in, the connection was seen with the dmesg | tail command.

The second part is to make sure mpide is configured correctly. Under Tools/Serial Port, there should be a USB option (mine was /dev/ttyUSB0). Also, make sure the Tools/Board is set to the board you have.

Once this is set up, try uploading a simple program to the board ('Blink' from the example library is one). Hope this helps!


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#2 2013-12-08 18:20:15

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: Chipkit page info update for wiki

It's a wiki, you can update it yourself.
You need to register an account and log in. The wiki account is separate from the forum one.

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#3 2013-12-08 18:51:18

12o
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Re: Chipkit page info update for wiki

karol wrote:

It's a wiki, you can update it yourself.
You need to register an account and log in. The wiki account is separate from the forum one.

I tried to do that recently with a new account and still was not able to do so. Maybe something has changed in the past week? I'll try it again. At least for now, the information here is available for anyone who needs it.


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#4 2013-12-08 18:52:22

karol
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Re: Chipkit page info update for wiki

Please do post if you're having problems with creating a wiki account.

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#5 2013-12-09 02:17:32

12o
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Re: Chipkit page info update for wiki

Page updated. I hope it follows the standard format correctly. I only changed the 64 bit Requirements as that is the only thing I installed. Also, I left the previous section between comment tags in case it needed to be referred to later. Just FYI.


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