Gadgeteer noob

I got my hydra today and when i connected it to my laptop (after installing the GHI NETMF v4.1 and .NET Gadgeteer Package) i couldnt see it using MFDeploy or in the Project properties in VS2010??? Am i missing anything…
Also Gadgeteer designer does not have Cerberus as a board???

Connect it to your PC using DP module. When you select USB in the VS project properties it should be there.

There is no main board component for Cerberus yet.

I don’t have a DP module only the client SP… Is there are way around it??

SP is good

I did have it connected via the SP module only… but couldnt see the Hydra…

Are you trying this with a Hydra or Cerberus ?


I see your reply. For Hydra it should appear on MFDeploy and VS project properties.



Did you go through the steps on this page ?

This seems like a power issue. How do you have the SP module attached to the PC? Directly or a hub?

Will try re installing the Apps and see… Thanks for your help guys :slight_smile:

Hey Steven, its directly connected to the PC…
My Domino and both my panda’s show up but no Hydra…

Try unplugging all your other USB devices. I have an FTDI cable that conflicts with my Hydra. I have to make sure it’s unplugged before plugging in my Hydra. If that works then you can try adding them back one at a time to figure out which is the source of the problem.

Ok I finally got the hydra showing up as [quote]Fez Hydra_Fez Hydra[/quote], but still cant ping it via MFDeploy or Deploy any code to it.
The power light is lit and the green led is continuously blinking.
Any ideas as to what am i missing. I am using VS2010 Professional.

Try default gadgeteer application in visual studio. Another link for reference:

Debug.Print("Program Started");

Is the only statement in my ProgramStarted method.
I have not added any code from my side…

Is it possible that this can be a firmware issue??

Did you follow the update steps as Rajesh mentioned earlier?


Did you go through the steps on this page ?

Last edited by Rajesh on Today at 2:26 PM[/quote]

Oops… didnt do that… will do it right away…

@ Tanu

What version of the firmware do you have? What you are saying about FEZ Hydra_FEZ Hydra makes it sound like it is really old. To find out the firmware version go to device capabilities and it will look similar to this:

ClrInfo.targetFrameworkVersion: x.x.x.x
SolutionReleaseInfo.solutionVersion: x.x.x.x

Hello Aron, I just updated the firmware on my Hydra ans it show up as

But still cannot deploy… The deployment fails with the message [quote]Error 1 Device not found or cannot be opened - USB:Gadgeteer[/quote]

The device capabilities after upgrade are:

[quote]Error: No response from device
HalSystemInfo.halVersion: 4.1.2821.0
HalSystemInfo.halVendorInfo: Microsoft Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rig
HalSystemInfo.oemCode: 255
HalSystemInfo.modelCode: 0
HalSystemInfo.skuCode: 65535
ClrInfo.clrVersion: 4.1.2821.0
ClrInfo.clrVendorInfo: Microsoft Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rig
ClrInfo.targetFrameworkVersion: 4.1.2821.0
SolutionReleaseInfo.solutionVendorInfo: Copyright © GHI Electronics, LLC
SoftwareVersion.BuildDate: Feb 23 2012
SoftwareVersion.CompilerVersion: 410462
FloatingPoint: True
SourceLevelDebugging: True
ThreadCreateEx: True
LCD.Width: 320
LCD.Height: 240
LCD.BitsPerPixel: 16
AppDomains: True
ExceptionFilters: True
IncrementalDeployment: True
SoftReboot: True
Profiling: False
ProfilingAllocations: False
ProfilingCalls: False
IsUnknown: False

There is sometimes an issue with the project properties being set correctly when you create a gadgeteer project. Try opening the tab you had open here ( and click inside the textbox for Device a few times. Then try to deploy.