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Using Arduino => Installation & Troubleshooting => Topic started by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 07:11 am

Title: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 07:11 am
  Hi there

  I'm having a real hard time with my board and now my computer. I'm using widows seven and trying to flash a clone CRIUS Multiwii SE 2.5

 I downloaded the arduino program and installed it then ran the drivers installation. After that i down loaded the Multiwii 2.4 folder extracted the files and ran the app to make sure it worked.

   I then hooked my FTDI to the Multiwii se and then opened up arduino file in the firmware folder made my selections, went to tools chose the board and the processor then hit the upload button it started compiling then said error uploading and gave me a link I followed the link to the trouble shooting guide dont know what I'm looking for because I don't understand all the terms. Got tired and shut down my computer. When I came back it asked me if I wanted to install Java and I installed thinking it needed it since I read something about installing it on the TS guide.

   After that I tried to run arduino again and got a failure to compile error so I got curious and ran the Multiwii config program again and when I click on it I get

Windows cannot find 'Java exe make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again.

I don't what that means. So ended up uninstalling everything through the control panel including the Java apps. I reinstalled the arduino and the MW config and now I still can't flash the firmware and when I start the MW config it still gives me the Java error

Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 26, 2015, 07:47 am
Please share screen shot of error u got while compile code.

Also share screen shot of device manager
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 08:14 am
Here's the pics of the error codes.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Mini-Quad/66B1A87A-254B-47C4-BE30-73DF493AAACA_zpsgtom7mmw.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Mini-Quad/3172E1D8-E4C8-4D60-8CA7-78F27E887614_zpsxdvdt0rk.jpg)

Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 08:21 am
Here's a pic of device manager

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Mini-Quad/A93CC25A-15FB-48B9-A1EA-7F77421BC5DE_zpsigbkceni.jpg)

It also won't give me the port option under tools arduino.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 26, 2015, 08:28 am
I meant to say . please connect your device take screen shot of device manager with port section.

2) download latest version of Arduino IDE. v1.06 if downloaded.

3) if already downloaded IDE try to send screen shot of it.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 08:41 am
Connected it then accessed the device manager again with no change.

I have arduino 1.6.1 is IDE a separate program if so would please send a link, thank you.

Here's a pic of what comes comes up when I open arduino 1.6.1

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh601/Duhjoker1/Mini-Quad/505BE52D-CCAE-4236-B3E7-35AA3B78A58B_zpsfmvocz3m.jpg)
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 26, 2015, 09:33 am
sorry for mis guiding. I think u need Arduino pocket programmer to upload code. I didnt find any usb port. but it has ICSP socket where you can upload code.

Let me know do you have arduino pocket programmer.

if not recommened to purchase.

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Ajit.NORDICFS/My%20Documents/Downloads/Newbies%20Guide%20to%20Setting%20Up%20CRIUS%20MultiWii%20SE%20board%20v4-22-12.pdf (http://file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Ajit.NORDICFS/My%20Documents/Downloads/Newbies%20Guide%20to%20Setting%20Up%20CRIUS%20MultiWii%20SE%20board%20v4-22-12.pdf)
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 26, 2015, 10:09 am
No i use an FTDI which is what everybody told me use and its in alot vids for the board.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 26, 2015, 10:43 am
1)can you take picture of setup how you connecting.

2) when you take picture of arduino IDE  ; you use screen shot. very i want to see port detection inside ide

3) can you send schematic for connection for your setup

taking screen shot

use print screen option on keyboard

open paint

press cntr+v save as jpeg format.



Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 27, 2015, 03:47 am
well long story short I should be getting my computer back tomorrow. IDK what happened but it was gone.

Is there any way in the next few days some could call me and walk me through the steps from downloading software to actually flashing it. I learn better that way.

Anybody willing to teach a man to fish please PM and we can exchange info.

I did something wrong and I'm afraid to try it again without some one there to get me through the parts I don't understand.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 27, 2015, 05:21 am
you can gives the team viewer ID . ajit.nayak87@gmail.com
ping me skype ajit.nayak87
you can download IDE from
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases)
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 27, 2015, 06:04 am
So with team viewer would you be able to actually control my computer? If so that's awesome. Or is it just for viewing? Sorry I'm really not computer savvy.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 27, 2015, 07:17 am
i would like to view our setting thats it. if you like to share you can.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 27, 2015, 07:18 am
That's sounds excellent. I'll contact you soon.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 28, 2015, 02:14 am
All right I've a completely wiped and reloaded PC running windows 7 HP operating system. I downloaded the arduino IDE 1.0.6 (wouldn't let me download the latest version) and saved it with out installing it to a folder marked "Quad". Then I downloaded multiwii config 2.3. (It was suggested) and saved it to the same file. Is there anything else I need to download before I begin.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 28, 2015, 04:26 am



I'm going by a checklist from Ready to Fly Quads wiki. Here......

http://www.readytoflyquads.com/the-rtf-wiki

First I extracted the files from the Multiwii 2.3 zip file. It says to install but I never get that option it says Run or cancel. So after I ran the program I shut off the computer for a lil over a minute and restarted it and ran the program it started up fine and just to make sure I shut it down again and restarted again after another minute.

The MW 2.3 still starts up fine.

Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 28, 2015, 05:09 am
everything seems ok,
Quote
(wouldn't let me download the latest version)
which arduino version you are using.

When you say it wont allow you to install the software it doubt some problem in OS.

I have installed the above IDE winsow7,8 & xp also. so make it properly installed
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 28, 2015, 06:16 am
when I download the.Zip from the MW 2.4 repository it down loads and then I extract the files which it gives itself a folder but I never go through an install process. I just click the exe and a window pops up that asks to run or cancel. But as of now MW 2.3 loads. And all the sketch files are there too.

I downloaded the 1.0.6 version. For some reason the site wouldn't let me download the latest.
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 28, 2015, 06:28 am
Ok now check your port being detected or not'. ajit.nayak87 skypeID

Please share me the link where you downloaded the Multiwii software.

take snap shot of connection diagram between Multiwii module & PC

https://code.google.com/p/multiwii/ (https://code.google.com/p/multiwii/)
Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: Duhjoker on Mar 28, 2015, 07:15 am
it's same link you posted above. Http://Code.google.....etc

We can skype and team view tomorrow if that's ok. It's been a long day and I'm wiped out. I haven't configured team viewer yet but if you want to skype me at duhjoker0077 when your up and ready since we are on different time zones and I should have it set up for you.

 I really appreciate your patience and your help.




Title: Re: Multiwii newb can't open Multiwii 2.4 or flash firmware
Post by: AJITnayak on Mar 30, 2015, 06:00 am
Let me check your issue Today.

I strongly recommended The few things here.

Make ensure connection are diagram with PC & board are proper.
I recommended to purchase Avr pocket programmer if port not detecting

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9825 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9825)

I have already send you request on skype. If i am free i will look into your issue . Ping once online.