Terminal

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Re: Terminal

Postby BillO » April 27th, 2022, 9:33 pm

Curto wrote:I like it!


Thanks!

The PICs came in late today. Tests soon..
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Re: Terminal

Postby BillO » April 28th, 2022, 5:45 pm

The PICs came in today!

Putting the USB keyboard modified code in requires the original code to be in place and then it is treated as an update. The original code requires a supported programmer like a PicKit 3 and is put on using ICSP via MPLab. This step installs a bootloader which is then used to load the updates via a program in Geoff's update kit. A bit of a process, but it does not take too long once you figure out all the steps. The final version of the board will be able to handle all these steps. This time around, since V3 does not have the ICSP header I modified my V1 unit to be the programming platform.

In any case .. it lives!

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Re: Terminal

Postby AltairClone » April 28th, 2022, 6:20 pm

Great job!
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Re: Terminal

Postby BillO » April 29th, 2022, 7:49 am

Thanks, but the heavy lifting was done by others. I just put it into a form that works for me.
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Re: Terminal

Postby BillO » July 15th, 2022, 9:40 pm

Version 3.1 is off to JLCPCB for PCB manufacture.

I'll post the final chapter of this project when I get one built.
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Re: Terminal

Postby BillO » August 17th, 2022, 10:55 am

Well, finally got around to assembling one of the final versions.

Has all the bells and whistles and works as expected.

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Re: Terminal

Postby AltairClone » August 17th, 2022, 1:26 pm

Looks great!

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Re: Terminal

Postby Wayne Parham » August 18th, 2022, 8:57 am

Nice!
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