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Status of OpenDeck on Arduino

This will be short post clearing up the confusion around the status of Arduino boards and OpenDeck firmware on them.

1.5 years ago I’ve made the OpenDeck firmware run on Arduino boards. At the time, I was selling Arduino boards with OpenDeck preinstalled. I was also selling the precompiled firmware for the people who didn’t want to bother with compiling the firmware on their own. Compiling and flashing the firmware was free, of course, with OpenDeck firmware being open.

I am no longer selling any of the Arduino boards with OpenDeck preloaded on them through Tindie, nor am I selling the precompiled firmware for them. Since OpenDeck firmware v3.0.0 precompiled binares are part of the official release of OpenDeck. I have also added guides for both compiling and flashing the firmware on all OpenDeck-supported boards. Basically, there’s nothing to sell here anymore. Grab the binary from the GitHub, read the flashing guide and that’s it.

I am still selling the official OpenDeck boards through Tindie – that will not change.

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  1. Hi Paradajz, I’m coming back to you after almost one year after my first experiments with an ArduinoMegaADK.
    With the version 2.1.1 at that time I’ve been able to have all the functions working.
    Right now I’m trying to update my Arduino with the freshly released 4.0.3 version. I’ve got the hex files and flashed with an AVRisp and ATmel Studio.

    The configurator (both the online version or the standalone version) can connect to the board and I see the right version from the “info” button. However, as soon as I press a button or move an encoder the system hangs and I’m not able to configure the board (pressing the controls on the UI doesn’t make the config popup open for instance).
    Restarting the board restore the comunication but I get the same behaviour.

    I flashed the files fw_8u2.hex from the folder “bincompiledarduino+teensyfw” (since my board has this chip) and fw_boot_mega.hex from the folder “bincompiledarduino+teensyfw+boot”.

    Is there anything I’m doing wrong ? In the folder fw+boot I’m not finding the fw_boot_8u2_mega.hex could this possibly be the rigth file to load on my board ? Are you planning to provide this file as well ?

    Thanks again for your support and your great development !

    Regards

    Paolo

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