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Raspberry Zero WH v1.1 and Makecode
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Raspberry Zero WH v1.1 and Makecode

by grayboo on Tue May 12, 2020 9:34 am

hi everyone. wonder if someone can point me in the right direction. I just got myself a Pi Zero WH and Joybonnet.

Was boot to get the Pi zero to boot with the preset games. the games runs ok. But the Arcade drive doesnt appear in both my Mac or Win PC. I used the firmware from the zip file downloaded from here, https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/assets/a ... 1574211210

Wondering if i am missing a step or missing a cable. Appreciate your kind advice.

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Re: Raspberry Zero WH v1.1 and Makecode

by mikeysklar on Tue May 12, 2020 4:01 pm

Hello grayboo,

Looking at the MakeCode Arcade Rpi guide I have an idea about where you are with your setup.

Are you able to see the SD card on your Mac using the diskutil program? Maybe the SD Card needs to be formatted fresh as the instructions suggest?

If your SD card comes with files on it, delete them, or just format the SD card as FAT32. Do not format as ExFAT. Then download the ZIP file below, unzip it, and copy all files to the root directory of the SD card.
After this, if your SD card drive is named D:, then there should be file D:\9.0.3.gz, and if your SD card is called /Volumes/NO NAME, then you should have /Volumes/NO NAME/9.0.3.gz. There should not be an arcade folder on the SD card. The ZIP below above contains binaries built from https://github.com/microsoft/uf2-linux and https://github.com/microsoft/pxt-arcade-cabinet-menu

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Re: Raspberry Zero WH v1.1 and Makecode

by grayboo on Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am

Hi Mike. I appreciate your reply.

I am able to see the sdcard.

I got a different SDcard now. fresh format on FAT32. i copied the contents of the adafruit joybonnet zip file into the sdcard.

the Pi 0 boots up dandy. i can see the boot up and it displays the menu of preloaded games. But it will not present itself as usb drive when i pop it into a Windows PC or a Mac. Its a Pi 0 v1.1. I see that the firmware was tested on v1.3, will the different ver make a diff?

Or cld it be the Pi 0 i have is missing something. Does it need an OTG cable to connect to the PC?

mikeysklar wrote:Hello grayboo,

Looking at the MakeCode Arcade Rpi guide I have an idea about where you are with your setup.

Are you able to see the SD card on your Mac using the diskutil program? Maybe the SD Card needs to be formatted fresh as the instructions suggest?

If your SD card comes with files on it, delete them, or just format the SD card as FAT32. Do not format as ExFAT. Then download the ZIP file below, unzip it, and copy all files to the root directory of the SD card.
After this, if your SD card drive is named D:, then there should be file D:\9.0.3.gz, and if your SD card is called /Volumes/NO NAME, then you should have /Volumes/NO NAME/9.0.3.gz. There should not be an arcade folder on the SD card. The ZIP below above contains binaries built from https://github.com/microsoft/uf2-linux and https://github.com/microsoft/pxt-arcade-cabinet-menu

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Re: Raspberry Zero WH v1.1 and Makecode

by mikeysklar on Wed May 13, 2020 3:38 pm

grayboo,

Good thought about the cable. I think that is more likely the issue than a firmware problem.

Are you sure the USB cable you are using to connect the Pi to your Desktop is a USB DATA cable? Do you have a known good data cable rather than charge cable?

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