I was thinking about the same sort of thing, starting with the Hydra Basic Kit I got while waiting for my Spider Kit to show up, and I must admit its been a little on the frustrating side (but don’t all good things take a little effort to learn). So for example I was going to do the simplest of applications, just compile the generated code and run it, such that all you would see in the output windows was:
This serves a couple of purposes, first it ensures that you have downloaded and installed everything correctly, second you have connectivity with your device, but alas it hasn’t gone well as the first error I got was:
Device not found or cannot be opened - USB:Gadgeteer
OK so I reset the device and tried again (I am able to see it, ping it etc with MFDeploy), and upon trying again I got this error message:
Invalid native checksum: GHIElectronics.OSH.NETMF.Hardware 0xE23395B!=0xEFA246E0
Link failure: some assembly references cannot be resolved!!
Assembly: Gadgeteer.WebClient (188.8.131.52) needs assembly ‘System.Http’ (4.1.2821.0)
Assembly: System.Http (4.1.2821.0) needs assembly ‘System.Net.Security’ (4.1.2821.0)
What the heck? So cleaning up unused references and usings from the system generated code, I compile again, and attempt to deploy and now I get this error:
The debugging target runtime is loading the application assemblies and starting execution.
Cannot find any entrypoint!
OK so much for a quick test of the Hydra board, but before I do battle with whats going on of course I have to ask, anyone seen this before and fixed it and if so, what did you do that I need to do? I’m running Windows 7 Enterprise on 64 bit system, with VS 2010 Ultimate and I just installed everything this weekend so I would hope its the latest versions.
Hopefully my Spider Kit will arrive this week so I can test it out as well.