Besides some visual changes, there is a new button to upload some testing code to your Tinusaur Board with an EDUx4IO Shield. That is very convenient for testing if the board was assembled correctly even before you start writing some code.
Fixed bug that caused an error message when there is a space in the name of the HEX file or in the path to your user folder.
Now, the juicy part …
This is the first version of the Blocktinu Windows Desktop Application.
How, as part of the app, there are 2 pre-compiled programs that you could conveniently use to test your newly assembled board.
Just an empty app that will allow you to see if the binary code goes from the your computer (if drivers have been installed correctly) through the USBasp ISP programmer and, into the microcontroller. That could also be used to check if the board has been assembled correctly.
The other one is a simple app that will make any LED connected (through a resistor, of course) to any of the 5 available I/O pins – PB0, PB1, PB2, PB3, PB4 – blink. That could be used to test if the boards and the shields have been assembled correctly.
Using these 2 pre-compiled programs does not require anything that just pressing the “Upload” buttons on the screen – no writing code, no compiling, building or downloading.
The presentation at Maker Faire in New York (http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/) on Sept. 21st went very well – 80% full of the small auditorium. The Faire itself was terrific.
On October 15, as part of the European CodeWeek (http://codeweek.eu/) the Tinusaur Project was presented to the students and teachers at one of the schools in Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria – PGEE “M. V. Lomonosov”.
On October 25, at HOW.CAMP (http://how.camp/) 4 of the prizes were Tinusaur Starters kits.
What’s coming up …
— Video tutorial: “How to assemble the Tinusaur Board”. We need some more time to process the video-materials we shot.