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====== Layerone Demoscene Board - Getting Started ====== ---- ====== Power Up ====== There are two ways to power the Layerone Demoscene Board: USB microAB or External power. === USB microAB - 5V: === {{:usbpower.png?400|}} === External power input range: 4.75v to 15.0v: === {{:extpwr.png?400|}} ---- ====== Development Environment ====== The Layerone Demoscene Board is based on the PIC24FJ256DA206. You can program this microcontroller using MPLAB X and the XC16 Compiler. You will need both. __ Instructions:__ - MPLAB X Download Site: [[http://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-x-ide]] - Click the "Downloads" tab near the bottom of the page and download the latest version of MPLAB X IDE - Install MPLAX X IDE - XC16 Compiler Download Site: [[http://www.microchip.com/mplab/compilers]] - Click the "Downloads" tab near the bottom of the page and download the latest XC16 compiler - Install the XC16 Compiler ---- ====== Example C Code - Getting Started ====== __ Instructions: __ - Download the Example Project - L1Demo Getting Started: \\ [[https://github.com/arkorobotics/L1Demo_Getting_Started]] - Open MPLAB X IDE - Select"File->Open Project" and navigate to the "L1Demo_Getting_Started" folder - Open the project "L1Demo_Getting_Started.X" \\ {{:mplabxide.png?400|}} - Click the "Clean and Build Project" icon to build the hex file \\ {{:cleanbuild.png?400|}} - The generated .hex file will be available at: \\ "L1Demo_Getting_Started/L1Demo_Getting_Started.X/dist/default/production/L1Demo_Getting_Started.X.production.hex" ---- ====== Programming ====== Once you've compiled your code using MPLAB X, you can upload the ".hex" file using either method: * **USB Programming via Bootloader** (default, requires no additional hardware) * Pros: Free, easy to use * Cons: No debug information OR * **Programming via PICKIT3 Programmer/Debugger** (highly-recommended, requires additional hardware) * Pros: Debugging allows users to step through code, watch values of variables during run-time. Huge time-saver. * Cons: Additional costs ==== USB Bootloader Programming ==== The Layerone Demoscene Board ships with a USB Bootloader programmed to Flash Memory so that anyone with a Mac or PC can program the board without any additional hardware such as a debugger. __ Instructions: __ - Download and Install Mono: \\ [[http://www.mono-project.com/download/stable/]] - Download and Install the L1Demo GUI Loader (Mac/Windows/Linux): \\ [[https://github.com/thedeltaflyer/L1Demo-GUI-Loader/releases/]] - Windows Users will need to download and install drivers for the demoboard: [[http://l1demo.org/driver/Demox64.EXE | Win 64-bit]] or [[http://l1demo.org/driver/Demox86.EXE | Win 32-bit]] or Manual Install with [[http://l1demo.org/driver/L1DemoBoardDrivers.zip | INI file]] - Run the "L1Demo GUI Loader" application. On newer Macs, you may need to right-click on the app icon and hit "Open". - Connect your L1 Demoscene Board to your Mac/PC using a USB A to USB MicroAB cable - Power-up the L1 Demoscene Board using either USB or external power (see "Power Up" section) {{:callouts_board.png?400|}} - Click "Choose File" on GUI and navigate to the .hex file you wish to flash to the board: \\ {{:usbprogram.png?400|}} - IMPORTANT: *The next sequence of events are time sensitive* - Press the RESET button on the L1 Demoscene Board - On the GUI, under the "Device" drop down, select the USB COM/tty port for the L1 Demoscene Board - Press the RESET button on the L1 Demoscene Board again - Click the "PROGRAM" button on the GUI: \\ {{:clickprogram.png?400|}} - The program will Verify, Load, and Write the hex file to the board: \\ {{:done.png?400|}} __ Additional Notes:__ - When you power up the board without a jumper, you have 5 seconds to upload your new hex file. After 5 seconds, the bootloader will automatically load the application from flash memory. If you need more than 5 seconds, you can place the Jumper on PGEC1 and PGED1 to force the bootloader to load indefinitely at reset: \\ {{:20150102_133814.png?500|}} - To force the application to load, place a jumper on PGED1 and GND: \\ {{:20150109_132603.jpg?500|}} ==== PICKIT3 Programming ==== - **__WARNING:__ The following procedure will erase the bootloader on the board!** - Purchase a PICKIT3: [[https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9973]] (or from your favorite vendor) - Connect the PICKIT3 to the L1 Demoscene Board: \\ {{:20141227_163805.jpg?500|}} - Open MPLAB X - Select the PICKIT3 as the programming device - For MPLAB X: Select PICKIT3 in the Project Properies -> Device - Upload by clicking the "Download" button ---- ====== Documentation ====== Datasheet for PIC24FJ256DA206: {{:pic24fj256da206.pdf|}} Graphics Controller Module datasheet for PIC24FJ256DA206: {{:39731a.pdf|}} ---- ====== Code ====== C Code Example: [[https://github.com/arkorobotics/L1Demo_Getting_Started|L1Demo Getting Started]] Assembly Examples: [[https://github.com/arkorobotics/L1DemosceneBoard|L1 Demoscene Board]] ---- ====== Hardware ====== Board and Schematic Files: [[https://github.com/arkorobotics/L1DemosceneBoard/tree/master/L1Demo-PCB|L1 Demoscene Board & Schematic]]

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