Yeah, my profile says “Master”, but that was a long time ago. I have been inactive for quite a while. I have a bunch of Gadgeteer boards and modules and pulled them out Saturday to get started again but I am stuck! I have searched the forumns and read the docs and tried to follow the wiki, but no luck getting started.
I have installed VS2012, the SDK, the latest netmf, etc. First step is always to update the firmware, right - especially if your boards are older and the sdk was released a few days ago.
When I plug in either my Hydra or my Cobra II, Windows sees them just fine. When I open up Fez Config, the one I have plugged in appears - but Ping says "Failure - Device is not connected or not responding. "
So, I followed the Wiki page for he Hydra and tried to deploy the sample project from VS. It sees the board connected, but says it can’t talk to it. So I tried a different usb port as suggested in a forum post. Same results.
I also tried to update the loader on the Cobra II and it fails - who knows what state it is in now.
Here is a thing: when the CobraII is plugged in, I hear the connect sound and see the device in the Control panel as G120. Aftr maybe 30 seconds, I hear a disconnect and then another connect. This repeats over and over. When I plug in the Hydra, it appears in the control panel device list as “Fez Hydra”. and I do NOT hear the repeated connect/disconnect. In the device list, the Hydra shows up as an "Unspecified"device type.
I have an i7 with 16GB ram and an SSD on Win 8.1. I am using the SDK posted Jan 30.
So, what can I try next - or did I try the wrong things to start with. To make it simple, let’s start by getting the Hydra to work - I will come back to the cobra after I get the Hydra to work.
Thanks very much for your help.