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Fez Panda ii, trying to use usb


#1

I am really new to programming and I have read threw the beginner guide eBook and I understand most of it but in order to continue I need to change my debug out to a different pin (or something) to use the basic usb functions. Can someone tell me how to do this? Also can you tell me if it is possible then to return debug back to usb to continue testing/changing the program. Thanks in advance.


#2

Check out this thread.
http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/2/3313/

Welcome to the community!


#3

Thank you for the help, it got me started. I understand that I have to connect my mod pin to my ground pin and I have done that but I believe that the thread goes under the assumption that I have the serial port attachment but I don’t. I would not mind just leaving the debug not being returned to me. Is there a way to assign the debug output to nothing or simply to something not being used?


#4

Someone else is going to have to step in here. I’ve never actually tried debugging any way other than USB.


#5

Since I already had an average USB to Serial cable, I bought one of these RS232 shifters from Sparkfun: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/449

The TX and RX lines connect to the FEZ Com 1, and the VCC connects to the 3V3 pin.

I believe you could use one of these FTDI cables as well for a simpler setup: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9717

From there you go to the .Net Micro tab of your project settings, and select Serial rather than USB.