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How reliable is it?

You need to be more specific... If you mean hardware then consider the Maple as a carrier board
for the ARM processor which STM have years in manufacturing it. If you mean software, then I would
say "having a 100% bug free software" is almost impossible to achieve considering the advanced
architecture of the ARM microcontroller. There will always be bugs but Leaflabs are very responsive
to them and they are normally addressed and fixed in a short period of time.

There is one thing you need to keep in mind. The Maple ARM is a 3.3 VDC device which has to be interfaced
to with other 3.3 VDC devices ONLY. (There are some 5 VDC tollerant I/O pins.) Not all shields will work
with the Maple! Please refer your questions to their Website.

On the software front, release 0.0.7 will be sometime this week or next for minor bug fixes. The next
release will be Leaflab's "stable release" in mid Oct.

If there is a concern about bugs / additions to the software please monitor their website and
read all the information concerning The Maple BEFORE you decide to purchase.

Please note: Their warranty gives you 60 days.
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Just interested in what you think actually. smiley

There's always bugs, but I've been very impressed with Arduino in how what they say to do (in terms of commands, wiring, library functions etc.) tends to work. i.e. I don't have to spend much time wondering whether a problem lies in my code or in the hardware/libraries. It's always in my code. smiley-grin Reliable maybe wasn't the correct term for that.

I've been interested in the Maple since reading once of your posts about it. And if it now looks quite usable then I'll seriously be considering getting one.
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Hooray ... Maple IDE version 0.0.7 released!
http://leaflabs.com/blog/
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Maple update ...

One of the forum members ported a RTOS to The
Maple ARM 32 bit processor.

Testing is ongoing ...

http://akb77.com/g/mcu/maplecoos/

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FreeRTOS ... Another real time operating system ported to The Maple (ARM STM32) by
user x893. (MapleFreeRTOS)
 :o :o :o

Link: http://akb77.com/g/mcu/maple-stm32-library-for-freertos/

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Hi Andy

long time no action. Are you still waiting for some positive results for the Maple? I stopped work on it a long time ago. Still i have some news. A week ago a friend of mine gave me a mbed module for testing. Did you ever had a look at this wonderful small piece of hardware?  smiley-wink You should. Because this thing is going to be a mighty startup. Have a look at all the libraries and samples they are presenting.
Gosh i was really amazed. I gave this module back after fixing the usb cable. I have placed an order for a board. I think it will pull all my attention on it. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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The below thread, I gave you a way to have Leaflabs check your board combination out!!!!
I take it that you chose otherwise to have your problems fixed.
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Starbug ... I have a solution to your problems.

Quote in spi.c on Github from iperry.

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Check different set of flags for SPI master transmit
Tested on wishield, would like some more testing if anybody has more things that speak spi
iperry (author)
1 day ago

Pack up your Wishield/Maple and contact iperry to see if he can test your complete  "board combination".  
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A week ago a friend of mine gave me a mbed module for testing. Did you ever had a look at this
wonderful small piece of hardware?

Yes I did, and I didn't want to be tied down to their on-line ONLY compiler.

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Are you still waiting for some positive results for the Maple?


Since your last thread ... Soft I2C and the external interrupts were completed in IDE release version 0.0.7.

This month all remaining Arduino compatible commands/functions will be released in their stable IDE 0.1.0 along with a total rewrite of the IDE in Python.

Two RTOS's were ported to The Maple.

Things are moving along at Leaflabs.

To be continued ...

 8-) 8-) 8-)

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@Ed123

Which board do you mean? mbed or Maple? :-?
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Which board do you mean? mbed or Maple?

This thread is about The Maple. smiley-wink

I suggested (above) to check with iperry to have him check out your Maple Ethernet board combination.
Throughout out this topic/thread on The Maple, you gave an indication on your many problems you had.
Since, you indicated that everything ran on your Arduino/shield combination and not the Maple,
I was just trying to be helpful in trying to resolve your problem(s).  



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Andy mea culpa, mea culpa

For one moment i forgot that i am in a Maple thread. I hope you can forgive me.

Thanks for your proposal about checking my hardware thru iperry. But it is too expensive for me to send hardware which is really not that useful for me from Germany to the US. Let the Arduinos do the playing with the WiShields. They are at least working. I will just go on testing all kind of new ideas and hardware which come along. My newest baby is a STM3210E-Eval board. I will report about it. 8-)
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Reply: The last time I have checked (I hate to be very blunt) but you are a company and we (the users) are your customers!

Don't run out of patience Andy.

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Its a very young company and I directly pointed out their cavalier attitude. I have worked for three fortune 500 companies and not supporting your customers for 10 days would have got you fired after the first day.
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@ Andy

Hi Andy did you lately visit the Maple forum? The users are so bored that they are already selling cars. Hihi. 8-)
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Hi Andy did you lately visit the Maple forum? The users are so bored that they are already selling cars. Hihi

Looks like they got hit by the spammers big time.


On another note ...
Most companies try to meet their production/software
schedules on time. Leaflabs, it seems, never meets their
predicted and advertised schedules. Since I bought my
Maple in June 2010 and I am still waiting for I2C to
work using on oboard hardware then I decided to go to
plan B and find another supplier that has a ARM processor
and EVERYTHING debugged and working. MBED looks good
but your are tied down to their online compiler.
The only other solution is the FEZ Panda which uses
Microsoft's net framework and the C# language. Having a
debugger is very nice and a very modern IDE is great.
The cost is $34 (USD) for the GHI FEZ Panda and is the
same form factor as the Maple. I am working in parallel
and so far the multithreading FEZ Panda is the rising
star among the other ARM boards in the market.
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FEZ has Arduino-compatible libraries?

If you were willing to settle for non-arduino compatible libraries, weren't there a lot of choices (using chip-vendor provided code)?
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