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Re: c0nb0x

by maxi-fun on Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:53 am

Happy new year,
Short follow up: i was able to update the OS via midiox, it worked flawlessly.
Thank you Antto for this project and work ! I love it !
Do you plan news for 2015 ?


All the best
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Re: c0nb0x

by ritchie on Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:52 pm

maxi-fun wrote:Happy new year,
Short follow up: i was able to update the OS via midiox, it worked flawlessly.
Thank you Antto for this project and work ! I love it !
Do you plan news for 2015 ?


All the best


Hi there Maxi-fun been struggling with this for a while, finally was inspired to give it a go with midiox.. quite sure it worked. Mind briefly explaining the process you used though so i can confirm?
cheers

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Re: c0nb0x

by maxi-fun on Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:05 am

Hi Ritchie,
Indeed with midiox via midi (old school midi not usb) it took about less than a minute to perform the update.
I follow exactly process explained here on the according chapter:
http://antonsavov.net/cms/projects/n0nx ... l#fwupdate

You don't need to convert the files to Sysex as it is already provided. Configuring midiox to select your right midi outs then upload the file to the right midiox page to send Sysex (it is quite self explanatory in the simple utility tool, I'm not currently in front my computer though).

Let me know if you have some questions I will try to answer them when I'm back in the studio.
Cheers !
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Re: c0nb0x

by antto on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:51 am

ritchie wrote:Hi there Maxi-fun been struggling with this for a while, finally was inspired to give it a go with midiox.. quite sure it worked. Mind briefly explaining the process you used though so i can confirm?
cheers

just to be sure: updating the x0x firmware via MIDI SYSEX refers to x0xb0xes equipped with the cpumod and the x0xb00t2.1 bootloader

the standard/stock x0xb0x (which uses the atmega162 cpu) doesn't have this functionality, and updating the firmware is done only via USB

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Re: c0nb0x

by antto on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:59 am

maxi-fun wrote:Happy new year,
Short follow up: i was able to update the OS via midiox, it worked flawlessly.
Thank you Antto for this project and work ! I love it !
Do you plan news for 2015 ?


All the best

i was working on the next version (v1.02) of c0nb0x, which includes some bugfixes, and most importantly a few new features:
- support for the x0xb00t2 bootloader, now c0nb0x can be used to update the firmware on the cpumod via USB instead of avrdude
- added protection in the "Connect to x0xb0x" handshaking scenario, it checks if the x0xb0x happens to be running the bootloader (atmega162) and if so - it aborts any further communication, since the complex packets of the app<->firmware protocol can easily translate into bad commands to the bootloader and cause bad things
- added new messages to the serial protocol, the firmware can declare a number of "parameters" which can be listed in the app and changed. this is convenient for realtime parameters (tempo, shuffle level, etc..) as well as configuration/settings

all these features are implemented, some of them need a bit of testing..

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Re: c0nb0x

by maxi-fun on Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:09 pm

It looks promising ! By the way even Antto don't mention it, all this work is done for free so if some people are happy as I'm , don't hesitate to make a small but useful donation on his page via PayPal -:)
All the best,
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Re: c0nb0x

by matmnd on Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:43 am

Hello people,

I've got an xoxbox and I'm trying to backup my patterns on my macbook pro running OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). I've already downloaded and installed the Virtual Com Port (VCP) driver found here, http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm the X11 package, and ConBox.

When I try to run conbox it open a window and then shut down, giving me an error that look like this:

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Does anyone know what is going wrong here?
Thanks for your support!

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Re: c0nb0x

by rv0 on Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:27 pm

Hi matmnd
I made the OSX port of c0nb0x, wasn't aware of the old version giving problems.

A newer version of c0nb0x is pretty much ready. its just not released yet because there's some funky stuff to be included that opens up new features for n0nx0x2.
Feel free to mail me at rv0soft at gmail, I can give you the newer version which probably works.

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Re: c0nb0x

by matmnd on Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:34 pm

Thanks Darffader, I've sent you an email. By the way, I figured out my xoxox isn't recognized right by neither OS X Yosemite nor Windows 8.

In both OS I've downloaded and installed the Virtual Com Port (VCP), and:
    in Windows 8 the xoxbox is recognized as “Unknown USB device”
    in Yosemite it isn't recognized at all

Any suggestion about how to proceed?

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Re: c0nb0x

by rv0 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:14 am

If the version I mailed you also gives problems, there might be a problem with the soldering on your usb chip?

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Re: c0nb0x

by matmnd on Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:57 am

So, the version you mailed me runs on yosemite, thanks!

The problem now is that the only serial port it see is this one:
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I don't really think it is the right one (bluetooth???), but I have connected the xoxbox to the macbook pro via usb and then switched on the machine in bootload mode.

Can someone give me some help about that?

By the way, I'm pretty sure i'm running Sokkos 2.0, because I have tested some functions listed in the "read me" file that comes with that firmware.

I would like to try out Marios Firmware, and I need to backup the patterns, is there a way to do that via SysEx (backup the patterns and upload the firmware)?

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Re: c0nb0x

by rv0 on Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:47 am

@matmnd
IIRC the latest sokkos has some sysex dump stuff. you should check the thread about it.

It looks like the usb port on your x0x is not working, check the soldering on the chip (a picture is fine too)

Glad to hear the latest c0nb0x works for you!

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Re: c0nb0x

by matmnd on Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:11 am

Thanks for the suggestion, i'll look that.
Here are two pictures of my usb chip, how does it looks to you? unfortunately I do not know much about electronics...
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Re: c0nb0x

by rv0 on Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:16 pm

Hard to see, but it looks like the some pins on that USB chip aren't soldered to the board. May be an optical illusion due to the image quality. Can you look at that closely and check if all pins are actually soldered to the board?


Another question, when you plugged it into your windows pc, did it make a sound/indication that new hardware was connected?

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Re: c0nb0x

by matmnd on Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:48 pm

Yes, when I connected the XOXBOX the Windows PC running Windows 8, after having installed the Virtual Com Port (VCP) driver, it recognizes the machine, but it is listed under "unknown USB device" instead of serial ports. I therefore think the usb/soldering are working, don't you?

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