Hi, West,For $4, you can get the PSoC 4200 which is an ARM M0+ uC.Only 4K SRAM and 32K Flash and runs at 48MHz.
For $4, you can get the PSoC 4200 which is an ARM M0+ uC.Only 4K SRAM and 32K Flash and runs at 48MHz.However, the learning curve of the Cypress tools is pretty steep (but all free); although once the hill is climbed, the view is fantastic! The 4200 PSoC has 4 Configurable Digital Blocks which can morph into lots of really neat hardware: from OpAmps to USARTs.
Doing the [PSoC] code you have to deal with blocks diagrams (don't you?)
Note that while these instructions work on Windows XP, changes in Windows 7 (and later) mean that you won't be able to install the IDE without disabling driver signing on your computer. Users on the forum have reported a workaround, but we only officially support the IDE on 32-bit Windows XP.
Step-by-step instructions:- Download the binary libUSB package (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libusb-win32/files/), extract somewhere (we'll call it c:\LIBUSB)- Plug the Maple board into the computer- Open Device Manager- Switch Maple board into continuous Bootloader mode (hit reset until you get the fast blinks followed by slower blinks; reset again and immediately hit and hold the boot "BUT" button until it changes into slow blink mode, release).- It should show some broken USB device in your Devices, not a com-port- Run the libusb INF wizard (c:\LIBUSB\bin\x86\inf-wizard.exe)- Click through the dialogs, the default values should be fine, or you can fill in some descriptive info- Save the INF and have it install. It'll produce a big red prompt about the driver being unsigned and problematic; however, it will still work.- "Update" the MAPLE 003 device in your device manager and select the INF file you generated.
My Maple-Mini-Clone finally arrived today. Anyone else get theirs yet?
after HVAC dude vacates my basement lab... Heat-pumps suck (my wallet every year!)
Quote from: mrburnette on Oct 11, 2014, 10:09 pmafter HVAC dude vacates my basement lab... Heat-pumps suck (my wallet every year!)What? I'm getting hvac and heat pump installed over next few months!But if all goes to plan my heat pump will use less than 6KW max. (My neighbours is 36KW, by comparison)