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AXON Questions
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:58:32 PM »
I am the proud owner of a new AXON! Now I just have several thousand things to learn. ;D
I have been going through the "Getting Started" article and have a few questions to start with.

Do I still have to download the FBOOT v1.7 EXE if the AXON comes with a bootloader already installed?

Can the bootloader be accidentally over written?

  The AVR Studio help file is worthless to a beginner like me. I need step by step examples.

When I write new code, do I save it as a .c file under "Source Files"?

How do I load it to the AXON?????

  Admin's "Getting Started" article is nice but seems to be written for those that are a little beyond the beginner/ noob stage.

Can someone please help me get started?....give me that gentle push off the boat dock.

Thanks for your support! :)



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Re: AXON Questions
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 01:25:05 PM »
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Do I still have to download the FBOOT v1.7 EXE if the AXON comes with a bootloader already installed?
The bootloader is in the Axon memory, while FBOOT goes on your PC to communicate with the bootloader.


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Can the bootloader be accidentally over written?
About 90% of the Axons I've sold: no. The last 10% I forgot to put a lock fuse on it . . . but as long as you don't do a write to memory or jump to address command in the bootsection, you'll never overwrite the bootloader. If you don't know what that means, then don't worry as you can't do it by accident.


As for the other questions, the answers are all in the tutorial. Just take it step by step, and if you get stuck, tell us what specific step.

 


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