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Message 2990 - Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | 20:24:42 UTC
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There is a bug in Firmware 1.0 that causes error in pulse counting. The higher is dose rate the greater is an error.
Bug was caused by blocking delay that was used in 'beep' procedure.

If you have "Radioactive@Home --- 2.60 ---" detector you can upgrade firmware by RS232 connection but if you don't know how to do it - don't do it!

Here is an upgrade pack:
Firmware Upgrade Pack

Good luck!

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Message 2993 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 17:27:54 UTC - in response to Message 2990.

HI,

When i start the FWUpld.exe i get the message "this is no WIN32 Application"
i try it on WIN7 and WIN XP

Have anybody update the Sensor on an Windows PC ?

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Message 2994 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 19:23:29 UTC

Hmm... Do you have .NET Framework 4.5 installed?

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Message 2995 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 19:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 2994.

yes, i have 4.5.1 installed on WIN7
and Framework 4.0 on WIN XP

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Message 2996 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 19:46:05 UTC

Please try - Build for x86

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Message 2997 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 20:02:01 UTC - in response to Message 2996.

Hi,

Same Error
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="FWUpld.exe" SIZE="34816" CHECKSUM="0xB82A3299" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.0"
<MATCHING_FILE NAME="FWUpld_x86.exe" SIZE="34816" CHECKSUM="0xB82A3299" BIN_FILE_VERSION="1.0.0.0"

I look it is the same File ?

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Message 2998 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 20:35:11 UTC

I built it at Win7 x64 so why there are such problems?

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Message 2999 - Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | 20:59:01 UTC - in response to Message 2998.

i dont know, next days i try it on other PC's

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Message 3409 - Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | 17:12:36 UTC
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Hey guys,

i've got three V2.6 Kit (last year i think) with Firmware 1.0

I've tried to update the 1 Detector with Version 1.1

It looks good so far - µC Info worked and i tried to flash the V1.1 release. Also done. But then nothing happens.
Connecting Putty to the RS232 Terminal it shows only the '?' on and on and on.
Looks like the µC hangs continuously in boot mode.
The Flash File is about 17 kB is that right ? (The Flash tool reports only 6190 Bytes)

Is there anyway to get / flash the V1.0 Release


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Message 3410 - Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | 18:41:47 UTC - in response to Message 3409.
Last modified: 28 Dec 2015 | 18:48:50 UTC

Hey guys,

i've got three V2.6 Kit (last year i think) with Firmware 1.0

I've tried to update the 1 Detector with Version 1.1

It looks good so far - µC Info worked and i tried to flash the V1.1 release. Also done. But then nothing happens.
Connecting Putty to the RS232 Terminal it shows only the '?' on and on and on.
Looks like the µC hangs continuously in boot mode.
The Flash File is about 17 kB is that right ? (The Flash tool reports only 6190 Bytes)

Is there anyway to get / flash the V1.0 Release


Kind regards
andreas


I've found an AVR-ISP in my drawer and flashed the .hex file via avrdude. Now its working again.

best wishes
andreas

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Message 3430 - Posted: 12 Mar 2016 | 13:12:32 UTC
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Well, I just bricked my detector, I can not sit still :)

Everything looked good when i clicked upload FW, the led blinking one time, progress bar, but Radioactive@home never came back in the display.
Any advice? What I need to flash the firmware in other way?

I looked at avrdude installed on my debian pc. Can I use it with the usb to ttl adapter or do I need anything else?

Thanks
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Message 3432 - Posted: 13 Mar 2016 | 13:25:50 UTC - in response to Message 3430.

Well, I just bricked my detector, I can not sit still :)

Everything looked good when i clicked upload FW, the led blinking one time, progress bar, but Radioactive@home never came back in the display.
Any advice? What I need to flash the firmware in other way?

I looked at avrdude installed on my debian pc. Can I use it with the usb to ttl adapter or do I need anything else?

Thanks


You will need and ISP (In-System-Programmer) to run avrdude.
Take a look on the "-c" switch of avrdude. It will show you all compatible AVR-ISPs.
I have a STK500v2 compatible bought on ebay for about 20€

An USBTiny adapter costs about 12€

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Message 3435 - Posted: 13 Mar 2016 | 17:13:57 UTC - in response to Message 3432.

Thank you appu
I just ordered an usbtinyisp v2 like programmer.
Do i need to power the detector via usb while programming or power should come form the programmer? There should also be a jumper in the programmer to provide the 5v or not
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Message 3441 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | 19:15:02 UTC - in response to Message 3435.
Last modified: 15 Mar 2016 | 19:28:40 UTC

I didn't found the schematic yet but if i remember correctly you can power it via the 6pin Header

Found the Schmetaic here.

The only thing i had to do was to make a connection bewtween the 6pin header of the GigerCounter and my 10pin header of my ISP. I also used the ISP to powering the Counter during flashing.

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Message 3444 - Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | 21:12:25 UTC

Firmware updated ;)

Detector connected only with the programmer and:

avrdude -c usbtiny -p m88 -U flash:w:Radioactive_V2.60_FW1.1_OFFICIAL.hex


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Message 3577 - Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | 2:32:21 UTC

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