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September 26, 2008
about 6 years ago
Thanks for the tip. I’ll retract my statement that the board has to be programmed wirelessly. You do still, however, need extra hardware to program the board, i.e., either the FTDI cable, or the FTDI breakout board. I understand that most of the devs out there have these devices, but it should still be clear that you are unable to program this board over usb like the Duemilanove/Decimilla.
I just received my funnel board, and I have to say this thing looks great.
Two things I wish I had known before I had purchased:
1) You have to program this wirelessly. The USB port is just for power. (i.e., the data lines are not connected)
2) It is incredibly difficult to get this working with the ZNet 2.5 XBee module firmware due to the lack of I/O Line passing. The Series 1 firmware is essential for the wireless programming without having to manually press the reset button on the board.
These two items aren’t killers, I just wish I had known about them before I shelled out $24 for it.
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