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MFdeploy accidently pressed erased


#1

Hi guys, i have just got a Fez Panda 2 and i was following the tutorial. Instead of pinging the device in MFdeploy i accidentally pressed erased and now the red LED on the FEZ no more blinks it is constantly on. What have i done? and how do i reverse it.

Thanks alot


#2

OK, i was being a real noob; realized what i did; sorry for posting.


#3

Do not worry in future, you can always recover your device


#4

thanks for the swift response; but how do i recover it?


#5

i am working on a project that requires me to process 5 encoders; and some calculations for motor control. However it was skipping a few pulses; i was using CodeVision Avr and a atmega 1280. A friend recommended me to use the fez panda and said i should catch on to c sharp quickly. Will i have problems running the 5 encoders? I would think no because of 72Mhz crystal compared to a 16Mhz. I could be wrong. Any suggestions? Thanks


#6

FEZ runs NETMF which is very different than doing raw native programming. In few days using FEZ you will understand more about the pluses and minuses.


#7

you asked about “recover it”. Well the good news is you only erased the default “blink a LED” application that a standard board comes with. What you need to do is write your own app and deploy it from Visual Studio. If you create a new project for Panda II, the default project template has a blinky LED so just deploy that and you should see the exact same app.

As Gus said, go through the examples and you’ll understand Fez/netmf pretty quickly. But remember, netmf on its own is NOT real time. Do a search on encoders on the forum and you might get some good tips.