Axon Series: What is this thing?
OK, good news, well mostly.
Got the STK 500 programmer
, and everything went fine. The programmer came from
Futian, Shenzhen Guangdong, China. I did not have a problem with the device at all.
There were setup instructions to use for hooking up to the Axon. You will need a 6 pin
adapter from the 10 pin cable from the
programmer, but that came with the unit. Ichecked continuity with the ground on the Axon
, to make sure that pin matched up
with the pinout instructions on the disk. The setup works without flaw in windows
, did not
see a version for Linux
The programmer "recognized"
the Axon, but I still could not program to it. It wants a HEX
file, to download to it. SOooooo, more delving into the programming of the Axon. I will try
both avenues, the programmer and the straight to programming with the mini - usb.
I did get some results, which make me happy
at the same time. Not as
simple as I once thought.
I did see something interesting on the programmer; it had
lock out parameters you could enter. I wonder, is this used for commercial boards to prevent
someone taking your program? That would safeguard your software intellectual property. Always wanted to know how they did that;
this must be the way, because, why have this extra hardware, when
every other board in the world programs straight to the board? So, I guess, this will become a
late Friday night, creature feature with pizza project for me, until I figure it out.
(Just an excuse to eat more pizza!