With the exception of VidorTestSketch so far with my testing, nothing involving the FPGA is working with the currently released code. Does anyone else other then the folks at Arduino have any other evidence to the contrary?
The example shows only sending the string "test" on the serial, if there is nothing connected to the MKR pins, the message is simply lost, so I do not expect to see anything on the screen.
I'm having problems uploading to my new mkr 4000 vidor.
I'm not using the FPGA yet just the simple blink sketch.
My PC is running windows 7x64.
The same installation runs the blink sketch OK on a Uno but the vidor just hangs during the upload.
Is this a known problem?
Just to confuse things when I tried this yesterday it worked (once out of many tries) and my modified blink sketch is now running in the vidor. Although i cant upload another So that makes me think that my install should be good
I'm not experienced with the Vidor 4000 but there was a problem with the original bootloader, which might cause upload problems. See the bootloader part of the release notes for Arduino SAMD Beta Boards 1.6.23:
Firstly, thanks to pert and DarioPennisi for taking the time to read and answer my post.
recapping the problem
The PC OS is windows 7 Pro x64
The arduino IDE is 1.8.5
The arduino core is MKR400 1.6.23
The problem Compile of the 'blink' sketch for the Vidor works but the upload of the sketch hangs.
Using the same environment on the Arduino UNO is successful. so the installation looks good
start adruino IDE
load blink sketch
connect MKR Vidor (it will probably already have a factory blink sketch in it)
under tools, board. set the board to 'arduino mkr Vidor 4000'
under tools, port. you should see a new COM port. mine says. COM22 arduino mkr vidor 4000
If at this stage you you compile and upload, the upload part will probably hang.
and after a really long time 15 minutes? it will give a com port error.
The fix... thanks to pert and DarioPennisi
Before starting the compile. press the Vidor blue button twice
the LED on the Vidor now 'pulses' going from off to on gradually and repeating slowly.
Check the tools, port again and see the port has now changed. Mine to COM23 arduino mkr vidor 4000