[OpenTRV-interest] Tinkering kits

Fri Mar 28 20:50:21 GMT 2014

Dear all,

Just reporting in to say that I've successfully got one of my two tinkering
boards up and running and have uploaded the latest code to it. I've used a
Windows rather than a Linux machine because that's what I had available at
the time but it was all straight forward once I picked the correct COM
port. More work on this will have to wait for the Easter holidays (I'm a
teacher drowning in reports at the moment!) but I'm excited to see this
working and looking forward to getting stuck in - I won't have had so much
fun since plugging Lego robots into my BBC model B as a boy!


On 23 March 2014 18:12, Damon Hart-Davis <EMAIL ADDRESS HIDDEN> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm just getting the tinkering kits ready to send out tomorrow.
> I have loaded up the latest code, beta_17, which will also be going to
> another trial participant's home tomorrow.  You can see that code, eg to
> check out from SourceForge and load into the Arduino IDE:
> svn+ssh://
> EMAIL ADDRESS HIDDEN/p/opentrv/code-0/trunk/Arduino/snapshots/20140323-r2736-V0p2-Arduino-REV2-beta17-boiler-bypass-timing
> Loading the code verifies for me that the FTDI serial/USB connection is
> working.
> For fiddling with the code, eg adjusting and it or just looking at its
> output on the Arduino serial monitor you may want to look here:
> http://sourceforge.net/p/opentrv/wiki/Arduino/
> in particular at the section "Ubuntu, Arduino IDE and installing the
> latest release of the controller software".
> Even if you're not using Ubuntu the main points that matter are editing
> the boards.txt file (wherever it is in your install) and getting the
> bootloader .hex file in place, and setting the serial monitor to 4800 baud.
> Even if you don't want to fiddle with the code, the last of those lets you
> interact with the just-human-compatible CLI to change settings via an FTDI
> USB cable, dump stats and so on.
> You may also want to look at the latest code under:
> svn+ssh://YOURID@svn.code.sf.net/p/opentrv/code-0/trunk/Arduino/V0p2_Main
> I have not soldered on the Big Red Button (that cycles between FROST, WARM
> and BAKE modes); solder to it's normally-open contacts which are the
> near-centre lug and the one furtehr from it, marked 'C'.
> Have fun!
> Rgds
> Damon
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