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ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE
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ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by luisalazago on Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:36 am

Hi everyone!!

I have a little issue with my Circuit Playground Express. The thing is when I put the firmata firmware file into the unit, the Circuit Playground just stay in a loop of LED colors forever, and it supposes to change to a new unit to drop the Python and Arduino codes.

I've tried to search more information on internet, but I have not answers yet. So I hope if anyone can help me with that.

Thank you'all and have a good day.

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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by mikeysklar on Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:01 pm

Is this the guide you are following:

https://learn.adafruit.com/circuit-play ... ata-sketch

My initial thought is there could be some compatibility issues with running Circuit Playground code on a Circuit Playground Express.

Do you want to try a different example guide to confirm things are working as they should.

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-cir ... nd-express

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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by luisalazago on Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:34 am

Greetings,

I understand your point and I'm grateful with your help. But I followed the steps there and I think the problem is the file of the picture that I attached. Becuase, I followed the same steps in three different Circuit Playground Express, and I used the guide that you gave me.
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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by mikeysklar on Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:55 am

Since this FIRMATA looks to be almost three years old I'd like to start you off with something more current.

Did you want to develop code using CircuitPython, MakeCode or Arduino?

Let's start with one CPX with the current bootloader and then dropping in the CircuitPython image to make sure the drives are showing up properly and the code is updating. We can then try to run blink.

https://circuitpython.org/board/circuit ... d_express/

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-cir ... quickstart

https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpytho ... ss/red-led

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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by adafruit2 on Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:25 pm

luis, what specifically are you trying to do?

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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by luisalazago on Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:12 pm

I want to develop Arduino code, but I used the file of the first link that you sent and it doesn't work. On the Circuit Playground when I put the file into the cplayboot the PIN D13 just flicker 3 times and then return to the cplayboot.

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Re: ISSUE WITH THE FIRMATA FIRMWARE

by mikeysklar on Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:09 pm

If you wish to develop for Arduino using the Circuit Playground Express follow the main guide for it.

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-cir ... ss/arduino

My original response was asking you which guide you were following,

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