We are looking for some help to reinvigorate my faith in .Net Gadgeteer. We are trying to get through ‘Getting Start with Fez Spider Kit’ instructions from GHI. It says, “within 30 minutes you will be working and ready” or something similar. We are on day 4 :-).
Where to start? I should say we have read through a lot of material on the Community forum, so not lazily batting out questions for help.
We are running Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) with full admin privileges. We are using Visual C#2010 as our programming environment.
Our main problem (I think) relates to USB - we are just getting no where, it seems a little random whether the computer detects the DP board (and its associated bits).
We did today get a final camera, screen and button setup working, only then to have it caught in an endless loop of not being able to get the computer to ever recognise its existence once unplugged and re-plugged - USB problem?
We therefore pulled another spider kit from the box and attempted a second go. We thought the problem above might be due to firmware issues, as we had been getting problems with VSC#2010 Express deploying the software (we were initially getting a mismatch error statement " "). So we did this using the file downloaded from GHI (Config_Fez v013 beta). Unfortunately, this highlighted another error - once deployed to the new gadgeteer that unit stopped working too.
Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom to help get a Gadgeteer up and running? Are we on the right line with the idea this is a USB problem? We want to run a workshop (next Tuesday!) on using this technology to help prototype ides for monitoring biodiversity.