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  • Fusion Brain Version 6 -- Firmware Update Version 2.0A

    Bootloader Application: http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...bootloader.exe

    New Firmware -- Version 2.2A: http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...013___2_2A.hex

    Steps:
    • Download the bootloader application from above
    • Download the new firmware from above
    • Plug in your Fusion Brain Version 6 via USB
    • Short the RESET pins together using a metallic object being careful not to short anything else. The use of a 0.1" jumper is recommended, but a screwdriver works just as well. The RESET pins are the 2 pins that are vertical between the USB jack and the analogue input pins on the USB and power jack side of the board
    • You should now see lights sort of blink back and forth on the only horizontal row of digital outputs (24-31)
    • After some time (many seconds) they will stop blinking back and forth and you should see the Fusion Brain connect to your PC as a bootloader device
    • If you do not have the drivers installed, they will automatically be downloaded from Windows Updates
    • Once the device is attached and the drivers are functioning you should see it listed as a "Custom USB Device" in Device Manager
    • Open up the bootloader application
    • You should see it say "Connected"
    • Choose "Open Hex File"
    • Select the firmware that you downloaded
    • Choose the "Program/Verify" button
    • Wait for all the messages to stop and it to display finished
    • Unplug and completely de-power the Fusion Brain Version 6. No lights should be lit
    • Calmy count to 2 to give the board a chance to fully die. The filtering caps try to keep it alive even without power for a good time.
    • Then plug it back in and it should be updated and back to normal. If not, then go back to shorting the RESET pins and reload the firmware. I have never had the firmware fail to load however, so if this happens please let us know.
    Last edited by 2k1Toaster; 01-29-2013, 12:39 AM.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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  • #2
    Done! How can I verify new firmware installed?
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    • #3
      Use the COM port and see if "a?" and "A?" work

      Actually I am going to add a firmware revision to the firmware.
      Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
      1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
      30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
      15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
      Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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      • #4
        Inputs work in hyperterminal! thanks!
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        • #5
          Can I play with PWM in hyperterminal yet? Outputs ALWAYS flash, still. btw
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          • #6
            Ok now the firmware update (http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...20_05_2011.hex) now has Firmware revision and update date. To check revision after downloading, use the COM port and send a "*IDN?" request. You will now see something like:

            Code:
            >*IDN?
            
            *IDN?
            
            Fusion Brain Version 6
            
            Fusion Control Centre
            
            www.FusionControlCentre.com
            
            SN: -1077923856
            
            Firmware Revision: 1.2
            
            Firmware Date: 20-05-2011
            Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
            1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
            30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
            15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
            Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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            • #7
              Updating AGAIN..
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              • #8
                Originally posted by dscustoms View Post
                Can I play with PWM in hyperterminal yet? Outputs ALWAYS flash, still. btw
                Ok I see what you mean. I must have broke something... Strange. I will look into it tomorrow. (Well today, but after sleep)
                Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                • #9
                  *IDN?
                  Fusion Brain Version 6
                  Fusion Control Centre
                  www.FusionControlCentre.com
                  SN: -1077923856
                  Firmware Revision: 1.2
                  Firmware Date: 20-05-2011
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dscustoms View Post
                    Updating AGAIN..
                    But it is so easy and fast, it is almost a joy right?
                    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                    • #11
                      Works great!
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                      • #12
                        Ok new firmware uploaded
                        Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                        1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                        30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                        15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                        Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                        • #13
                          Firmware is updated again. Make sure you get the newest. There will be another update tomorrow or over the weekend as well. 1.2d fixes the "flashing" of digital outputs through FuseGL. The next version will fix it for the COM port too. I just need to do ASCII to integer parsing and it will be all good.
                          Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                          1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                          30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                          15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                          Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                          • #14
                            i have a small request that could be added to the firmware perhaps. Could the A? line (or some variant of) return all the values on one line with a delimiter instead of multiple lines. I'm having trouble reading the entire return.
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                            • #15
                              Yeah, it used to return a nice little list, now its a full screen affair.
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