FEZ spider Deployment problem

Hi everybody,

I recently have the FEZ Spider Kit and the Hydra+. I programmed the Hydra and it runs without any problems. However, When I try to deploy to the FEZ Spider any program it seems like it disconnects from the computer shortly after Visual indicates that the deployment was succesfull and the Spider doesn’t load anything.

I don’t know what to do. Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thanks in advance

@ D&I - Welcome to the forum!

Have you read this document yet?


Look at #3

Thanks Mike for your answer.

When I only use the spider board with the usb module doesn’t work. But if I connect the hydra , the usb module, and the display they all work perfectly, despite they are using much more power than the spider board alone. Do you think that the spider board can have some communication issues?

have you installed the firmware update on both boards ? What GHI SDK version do you have installed ? 2014 R5 ?

Hi Brett,

I’ve got the SDK v4.3 (QFE2-RTM), the gadgeteer core 2.43.100, and the NETMF and Gadgeteer Package 2014 R5. I also have installed Visual Studio 2013 Community on Windows 7.

and? Did you install the same firmware on both boards ? Use FezConfig to make sure you don’t have a mismatch there

Well, I used the MF Deployment Tool to check the firmware versions, I’ve got this:


I don’t have installed the FEZ config (I thought it was included in the Gadgeteer Package 2014 R5).

ok thats good - but we really need to check loader versions too. FezConfig is in the GHI directory and yes it should be installed by default on an install (you can also look on the desktop as I think that there is a shortcut added there by default)

Thank you so much Brett.

I didn’t realize the FEZ config is at the desktop. There was a mismatch between the firmware and the loader versions of the Spider. I update the spider with FezConfig and now it runs without problems.

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