So I’m playing around with my Medusa Mini for 2 days now and I kind of ‘hate’ it already.
Compared to NETMF devices it’s like hell!
1st: No debugger:
I tried Visual Micro, for VS, but the debugger does not stop on breakpoints >:)
2nd: Suddenly stops working.
I have a running program, I do not really change anything (just cleanup), recompile, deploy, seems to stop in the middle of program.
Power off, different board, restart VS … nothing helps.
So I add a couple of Serial.println (RS485 is disabled to do so).
With that everything works again.
Removing the println … still working. ???
This really reminds to the programming lessons in university:
Linux, GCC, some (very simple linear) program does not work … add some println -> works … . remove println, does not work :wall:
By this, I do not understand how any sane person wants to use Arduino.
I do also not wonder anymore why there are no powerful Arduino boards: You never can write a program that is complex enough to use much more resources.
And I can imagine using the Arduino IDE is even worse.
This does not speak against the MedusaMini: For my application the board is perfect. Just the development for it is really really hard