Custom Firmware for Fusion Brain
OK.. finally got the versions right and I have verified that the board works.
I really like the hardware; its something that I have been wanted to put together myself but have just never had the means.
I am coming at this from the point of view of a hobbyist, so I hope you don't mind, but I would now like to program this chip with my own code; that's where the real fun is anyway. In any case, I don't want to have to keep the PC connected; seems like a terrible waste to leave the computer running all the time to baby sit this the controller card. I figure that the microcontroller that you have slotted on the FB has enough throughput that most of my apps (ideas) could run on the chip without issue.
I have another Microchip PIC18f4550 microcontroller chip to play with--I don't want to lose the solution that you guys provided by accidently erasing the flash memory. Now, with your help, I just need to figure out how to get some code in Flash. Which programmer/programmer-debugger did you guys end up using? The ones that operate independent of the demo boards seem kinda pricey for a new hobby. Did you burn a bootstrap loader onto the brain?
Thanks in advance.