Post by Derek the Admin on May 12, 2018 22:52:34 GMT
You should be able to select just the folder itself (make sure it is unzipped) and windows will determine the appropriate driver. If you select them directly, it's usually arduinounorev3.inf or arduinouno.inf
What driver are we needing to update, the Communications port(COM1)?
I'm trying to get my father's machine up so he can test his build before building an enclosure for his electronics, but, I can't seem to get it communicating properly.
The Console says connected to COM1 at 115000 baud, but, the controller state reads offline.
I downloaded the Arduino UNO things, and attempt to update the drivers, but it keeps telling me everything is up to date. I don't know if I'm actually making changes. These files appear to be notepad documents, is that correct?
Post by Derek the Admin on Aug 13, 2018 12:58:01 GMT
You are updating the driver for the uno board. The number of the comm port depends on how may other comm devices are already presently installed on the system. For instance, it might be com1, com6, etc. You can tell which device it is by looking at device manager and the COM/LPT ports node or the USB devices node. When you plug and unplug the uno from the computer you will get a device that comes up. It will say "Arduino Uno" or "Unknown Device" or something similar.
They aren't notepad documents. Your computer has just decided to open them with notepad.
Walk me through how you are trying to update the drivers. When you go to device manager, how are you trying to update it and what do you see happening?
Post by Derek the Admin on Aug 15, 2018 2:44:02 GMT
The buzzing is normal. It's enabling the stepper motors. It's possible that the firmware has been wiped for some reason. Please let me know what the device manager names the device when you get a chance.
By the way, I was just reading apple limits current output on USB 2.0 to 500ma unless it's an official Apple product (why I won't ever support them). The 3.0 will go up to 1100.
FWIW, the USB spec is to limit current to 500mA on USB 1.1 and 2, so Apple is just following the IEEE spec, some other manufacturers do not. Some do, and that's why some computers have dedicated charging ports on them, because they are set to deliver in excess of 500mA, should the device connected request it.
I'm stuck on page 29 0f 38 Instructions. "drivers for this board should auto-load in the background" but I got an error on download. This is an old laptop that was updated to Windows 10. So I went to the foruum thread provided. I have the Old_Arduino_Drivers folder loaded. I installed ARDUINO 1.8.9 (IDE). I ran it but really didn't know what I was doing so I got out.
I was thinking I would get a window to pop up showing I was connected to the UNO board. I didn't want to go further to config DRV8825 stepper drivers(the little purple boards).
Can you provide additional support? Not sure what to do next....
Also, when I unpacked the Fan, I found a corner broken off where screw goes on one side and the same corner on the other side is cracked.... Hoping I can install with 3 good corners
I did open the ARDUINO.INF but not sure what to do with it. Also got the download icon download which showed 22 drivers but nothing with COM.
I'm at work now but looking through the instructions on page 28. "Put the purple stepper drivers onto the board as shown. It’s very important that they be oriented correctly or you will probably blow your electronics on startup! Study the picture and orient them just like this." I guess I was suppose to install purple stepper driver (purple boards) here. I have not installed purple boards. Will that fix my problem??? Or maybe one problem...
Not a good day. After reading instructions, printing page for correct position of purple board and see the Day 5 Installation video three times. I somehow put the purple boards in backwards. I guess as I was installing purple boards, I turned the board around to get pins in. After getting pins in, I apparently didn't check after installing boards for correct positioning.
So after connect power supply to fan and connecting to computer a small puff of smoke appeared. The green light on the UNO board went out. I got pictures of Red board, and UNO board as I disassembled everything. I clicked the reset buttons of red board and UNO board. I wasn't sure if reset would help. As I reassemble everything and put on the purple boards. I checked the picture in the instructions and the pictures that I took and realized that purple boards were upside down.
So after reassembling everything, I plugged everything back in (power supply and connected to computer), the green light on the UNO came on. But nothing else occurred.
I still do not believe the driver was every downloaded but I do not know how to check that.
I'm at work now but I was thinking if I rechecked the voltage on the purple boards for .65 volts. That would be a indicator that purple boards are operational.
What do you think and what should I do. I could take off work a couple of hours early to try and test a few things......
Also in the forum, I believe the pop up ads are freezing the IE browser. Every time this happens, I go into task manager and end the task. Do we have a solution for this. I believe it's the ads at the bottom of screen....
Also I did download the ugs platform. But when I ran ugsplatform.exe it said it could not find the Java 1.8 or greater. I uninstall of Java and loaded Java 8. I could not figure how to download Java run time. Is there a link to download the Java run time?
Also a Windows 10 pop up showed a new GRBL Windows 10 Configuration Tool. I download that, but not sure how run or use or if needed?