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  The first three steps into Peguino software creation
Posted by: Peguinohero - 11-06-2018, 05:31 PM - Forum: First steps, Software installation & Troubleshooting - No Replies

Your first three steps into Peguino software creation:

1. Connecting your Peguino Bricks together
2. Installation of the Peguino software development tools eg. the Arduino IDE, and Peguino Visuino
3. Creating your own Peguino program and transfer it to your project

The Peguino Uno Brick contains the following connectors:

[Image: PeguinoUnoBrick_Ports_01.png]
To program the board inside the Peguino Uno Brick connect it via the USB Port to your computer. All other ports can be used to connect different types of Peguino Bricks. All ports / connectors are counted counter clockwise as is it usual in electronics. 

Note: Internally the ports and connectors are pre-wired or possibly not. This depends of the Peguino Kit or Peguino Set you own. Of course, you can set your own wires internally.

Step 1: Connect the USB wire to your PC.

Step 2: Follow the instructions at: "The Arduino IDE and Peguino Visuino installation instructions"

Step 3: Follow the instructions at: "How to use the Peguino Uno ESP 32 Board with Visuino"

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  How to use the Peguino Uno ESP 32 Board with Visuino
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-11-2018, 05:25 PM - Forum: Peguino Visuino Software development introduction - No Replies

Using Peguino Uno with Visuino

When you start Visuino usually the Arduino Uno is selected as default.
To change the board to the ESP 32 board which can be used in the Peguino Uno Brick click the symbol top right (1) and select “ESP 32 Development Board” (2). Then click “ok” (3).


[Image: Visuino_ESPSelect_01.jpg]

If you change the Board inside the Peguino Uno Brick go ahead in the same way. The Peguino Uno Brick can house three different types of boards: Arduino Uno, Arduino Nano, ESP 8266 and ESP 32 boards. (If you change the boards check or switch the blue jumpers on the Peguino board inside the case).


Transfer your Visuino project to the Peguino Uno Brick (with Visuino):

The process to copy your Visuino project to the Peguino Uno Brick works in three steps:

  1. 1. Generate the programcode (the sourcecode) with Visuino and transfer it to the Arduino IDE.2. Compile the program with the Arduino IDE (to generate the executable program for the tiny computer inside the Peguino Uno brick).3. Transfer the compiled program to the tiny computer-board inside the Peguino Uno. This is done usually via USB connection between your PC and the board.

As long the board stays connected via USB with your PC you can send and receive data from the board. This is useful for finding software bugs or drawing realtime graphs inside Visuino.



Variation 1: The single click approach


In this Version click the “compile and upload” -icon #2. See image below:

[Image: Visuino_Compile_01.jpg]


Variation 2: Or in three steps

If it isn´t working as described above, click “copy to Arduino IDE” icon #1. See image above.
Then the Arduino IDE opens and show you the generated source code. Here click on the green arrow as shown below:

[Image: Arduino_Compile_01.jpg]


Now the program is compiled and transferred to the Peguino Uno -Board. In case of failure check the USB cable and see the error message on the bottom of the Arduino IDE.

Note: To avoid the error message "Failed to connect to ESP32: Timed out waiting for packet header" while upload - press and hold the "BOOT" button on the board while uploading:

[Image: Upload_Arduino_ESP_01.png]


More about see Arduino IDE -Installation here https://www.peguino.com/chat/thread-7.html

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  The Arduino IDE and Peguino Visuino installation instructions
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-05-2018, 04:37 PM - Forum: First steps, Software installation & Troubleshooting - Replies (1)

Developing your own program is very easy. To install the needed tools follow the instructions below!

First you need the standard Arduino IDE (IDE = Integrated Development Environment) and then  the visual graphical design tool called Peguino Visuino. Before you can use Visuino install the Arduino IDE to compile the programs and transfer them into the Peguino Uno brick. After installing the Arduino IDE (see instructions below) you can start writing programs - or just go further with installations and install Visuino - to have the power tool to develop cool and sophisticated projects.  


STEP 1: Install the Arduino IDE

Go to the Arduino website and download (the Windows Installer - not the Windows app!) the Arduino IDE at: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

The Peguino Uno Brick can use different types of boards, for example the Arduino Uno board, the Arduino Nano (and pin-compatible boards) or the ESP8266 or the ESP32 boards from Espressif. It might be the case that your Peguino Uno Brick has a integrated ESP32 board – for that reason you need to add some minor software to the Arduuino IDE.
To figure out which type of board is in your Arduino Uno Brick look at the pictures here: https://www.peguino.com/boards


STEP 2: Install the Espressif ESP additions into the Arduino IDE

Click on File / Preferences and paste the following code line into the input field "Additional Boards Manager Urls":

Code:
https://dl.espressif.com/dl/package_esp32_index.json,http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json


and click "ok". Now click: Tools / Board: / Boards Manager and type into the search filter input field "esp".
A list appears in the window; there you select "esp32 by Espressif Systems" and click "Install" to download and install the Espressif tools to use the ESP8266 and ESP32 boards for your Peguino projects.

Now select at Tools / Board the DOIT ESP32 DEVKIT V1 for the actual Peguino Uno Brick.
If you plug in the board to your computer with a USB cable the Arduino IDE can now communicate with the Peguino Uno Brick board via a (virtual) COM port. Check Tools / Port / COM5 (or the given COM-Port Number eg. COM8 on your computer). If this is greyed out your board is not connected to your PC or you probably need to install a certain driver.


[Under normal circumstances Windows recognized the board and installs the needed drivers automatically![/b] If it fails check the USB cable (some are only wired to charge phones without data connectors!) or install the drivers manually:]



Quote:Under normal circumstances Windows recognized the board and installs the needed drivers automatically! If it fails check the USB cable (some are only wired to charge phones without data connectors!) or install the drivers manually:

Installing drivers manually:
There exist three different types of USB to serial chips for ESP boards: FTDI, Silicon Labs and WinChipHead are the manufacturers. At the board you can see a tiny black chip, close to the plug. If it contains "SILABS CP2102" install the CP21x driver from Silicon Labs.
Download it from here: https://www.silabs.com/products/developm...cp-drivers
In case you have a FTDI Chip, download it from here: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
If you have a CH340/341 Chip you download the software fro here: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate...R_ZIP.html




Note: If the error message "Failed to connect to ESP32: Timed out waiting for packet header" appears while upload from the Arduino IDE - press and hold the "BOOT" button on the board while uploading.



STEP 3: Install Visuino

Download and install the newest version of Peguino Visuino here: https://www.peguino.com/visuino

Visuino needs to be registered to enable the full functionality. To receive your License simply register at https://www.peguino.com/visuino

After registering you get a License code by email. You need to put this License code into Visuino when you start it the first time or go to "Help / Enter registration key".

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  Useful Links for electronic newbies
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-04-2018, 05:32 PM - Forum: General Electronics - No Replies

There is a lot of tutorials available in the internet to guide you the first steps in the world of electronic tinkering. None of them are needed to start with Peguino but sooner or later it might give you a better understanding of possibilities if you have heard of some of the basics and some introductions in this topic.

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/electronics.html
https://www.makerspaces.com/basic-electronics/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/

...more to come...
...if you found some useful links, let me know and i add them to this list!

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  External Visuino WIKI
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-04-2018, 05:20 PM - Forum: Peguino Visuino Software development introduction - No Replies

There is a WIKI at https://www.visuino.com/wiki/
containing links to tutorials and usable links for beginners and professional users of Visuino.

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  Which operating systems are supported by Visuino?
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-04-2018, 05:15 PM - Forum: First steps, Software installation & Troubleshooting - No Replies

Currently Peguino Visuino is only for Microsoft Windows available. To run Visuino on your MAC follow this instructions: https://www.delphiworlds.com/visuino-under-wine/

A native Mac and Linux version are under development.

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  Peguino Visuino Licensing and FAQ
Posted by: Peguinohero - 10-04-2018, 05:10 PM - Forum: First steps, Software installation & Troubleshooting - No Replies

To use Peguino Visuino you have to register yourself first. There you get a license code to activate the full functionality of Peguino Visuino.
To register go here: https://www.peguino.com/visuinoregister


Each license works for a certain time. More about see link above.

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Posted by: Jack - 09-21-2018, 01:36 PM - Forum: Suggestions to the Peguino - how we can make it better? - Replies (2)

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