Im new and have spent the last hour trying to figure this out without any luck.
I have just downloaded 1.6.3 after having 1.6.0. (I could never get my firmware file to compile on 1.6.0 so I was hoping updating to 1.6.3. would fix it)
I am using an Arduino Due with a RADDS 1.4 shield for controlling a delta 3d printer. I am running Repetier 0.92 firmware. This came pre installed from the kickstarter project I got the printer from. I am wanting to make some firmware changes to aid the calibration of the printer however I could not get the firmware to compile during the upload phase.
Now with installing 1.6.3 my problem is that I have to add a board variant to the installation directory called ‘Ardunio_Due_Repetier’ this is to allow me to compile the firmware and enable a feature within it called ‘Watchdog’. This allows the printer to reset incase of a failure to prevent overheating and fire, therefore its pretty important that its installed.
The read me file in the firmware is as follows:
The Due implementation of the default arduino disables the watchdog feature at
startup. Due to ARM limitation, it is not possible to enable a watchdog once it
is disabled. For that reason, the watchdog feature does not work with the default
Arduino installation. To solve the problem copy the modified version as follows:
boards.txt needs to go to /hardware/arduino/sam
It contains the 2 original entries plus a new one called Arduino Due for Repetier.
If you have modifed the boards.txt before, add only the last entry in boards.txt.
Copy the folder arduino_due_repetier to
After a restart you have a new board in your list. Use it only if you
compile with watchdog feature enabled (which is the preferred way for increased safety)
However within 1.6.3 I cannot find the ‘sam’ folder within Contents/java/hardware/arduino/
There is only a …/avr folder which has the non ARM boards in it.
Where do I put the boards.txt file and the ‘arduino_due_repetier’ folder as mentioned in the Read_me description above?
Ps. Im using Mac OSX however I have access to Vista as well.