October 29, 2016 at 8:49 pm #3165rob.eberhardtParticipant
Game Frame is working with the Teensy board
I successfully got photon online, blinked the LED test, the photon shows up on my phone and in the particle console
downloaded gameFrameWifi_20161028.bin, used http://ledseq.com/manager.html to flash it to the device (brief red LED, restart, breathing blue LED)
mounted the SD card on my Mac, downloaded sd_wifi.zip, extracted to /00system/wifi, replaced the SD card
when I power up the Game Frame, I just see somewhere between 2 and 5 randomly lit, randomly colored pixels, no ip address is shownOctober 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm #3167
That either sounds like the firmware wasn’t properly flashed or the adapter isn’t properly inserted (pins offset). Have you tried flashing again and verifying placement/orientation?
EDIT: To be clear, when the flashing takes place the LED on the Photon should flicker magenta for a couple seconds.November 11, 2016 at 9:36 am #3248
hey Jeremy, I’m having the same problem as described above. I ordered the pcb from oshpark from your githib and ordered the photon frpm a local dealer.
I tried flashing an older firmware as well to no avail. I checked the pinouts and the solder joints, everything is ok.
Any other thoughts?
NilsNovember 11, 2016 at 3:40 pm #3249
Can you post some photos of your assembled board? Were you able to blink the Photon LED over the internet as a part of its setup process? When you flash the Game Frame firmware, does the Photon LED blink pink for a second or two?November 14, 2016 at 8:54 am #3261
Sure, I’ll post some photos later this evening when I get home.
The firmware seems to flash successfully, it flashes magenta and then back to the pulsing blue.
CheersNovember 15, 2016 at 6:17 pm #3265
I updated to your latest firmware and tried again and the damn thing worked like a charm.
Thank you sir.November 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm #3266
Great! Thanks for following up.November 26, 2016 at 1:31 pm #3310
I’m having the same problem, i think.
I have success setting up the Photon and blinking the light using the app.
I have downloaded gameFrameWifi_20161112.bin and using the Game Frame WIFI Device Manager I try to update the firmware.
I get the text:
“Firmware flashing Your device sholud reboot automatically”
The Photon is flashing magenta for a few seconds then the light turns to a slow pulsating white and the diod on pin D7 turns on (blue light).
After this nothing happes, I have at least waited 10 minutes.
I have tried installing the Photon in the Game Frame but I only get some lights for a few seconds then a random amount of pixles turns white and starts flashing. Nothing more after this.
I can´t control the Photon with app after this without flashing the Photon using the app.
JohanNovember 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm #3311
Sounds like you flashed the firmware correctly. Can you please provide a photo of the adapter in the Game Frame and verify you have the pins properly aligned?
On a side note, if it’s ever necessary you can re-flash the firmware by putting the Photon into Safe Mode:
https://docs.particle.io/guide/getting-started/modes/photon/#safe-modeNovember 26, 2016 at 4:34 pm #3314
Thanks for a fst reply!
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.November 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm #3318
I aslo added a movie of the (freaky) white blinking.
/JohanNovember 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm #3319
Looks like it’s installed right. If you put the Teensy back in there it still works? And you’re saying the Photon LED pulses white? Can you try putting it in safe mode and flashing the firmware again? Maybe an earlier firmware just to check?November 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm #3321
When checking again, the Photon is not pulsing, it’s a constant white light, and the diod is on. I flashed it with gameFrameWifi_20160926.bin. No change in results, the Game Frame is still flashing white.
Tried the Teensy again…
No lights from the Game Frame at all, nothing. The red light on the main board is on, thats it. When I unpluged the Teensy I notised that the main chip on it was very hot.
Is it possible to fry the Teensy if it’s put in wrong? I had the USB-port in the same direction as with the Photon.
/JohanNovember 26, 2016 at 5:18 pm #3322
Yes, it’s definitely possible to fry the Teensy by inserting it wrong. The USB jack should be above the words USB on the circuit board. In any case the Teensy shouldn’t be hot so something is wrong, and because the Photon doesn’t work I’m afraid something happened to the Game Frame itself.
Send me an email (jeremy at this domain) and we’ll figure out some replacements.November 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm #3350ChristopheParticipant
I have a slightly different issue: flashing seem to have worked ok, but I get the screen “SD” with two red lines, even though I have copied the ‘wifi’ folder inside 00system on the SD card.
When I power off / power on, I get 3 to 5 random leds on the GF main display, then after a few seconds the yellow “SD” + 2 red lines appear. After about a minute, I see a reboot (blank screen), then “SD” error screen again.
I checked multiple times the SD card, and everything looks alright. I have the 00system folder with the previous stuff, and the new wifi subfolder with wifi.ini a bunch of bmps and html and subfolders (email, follower, iss, twitter, …)
The /00system/wifi/wifi.ini file has wifi=true, and inifile=false.
Behind the device, on the photon board, I see a blue led (right next to D7) and a white pulsating LED between the RST/SETUP buttons. On the GF board itself, I see the red POWER led on, and the green STATUS led is pulsating fast.
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