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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 at 12:39 AM.
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    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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    Done! How can I verify new firmware installed?
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    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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    Inputs work in hyperterminal! thanks!
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    Can I play with PWM in hyperterminal yet? Outputs ALWAYS flash, still. btw
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    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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    Updating AGAIN..
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    Quote 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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    *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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    Quote 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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