Here we have a video illustrating how to flash the telecontrol .hex file to the Arduino micro controller.
You might be wondering why the firmware is being distributed pre-compiled and not as an Arduino sketch file. This is because the protocol needs to be protected. By “protected”, we mean that the server requires the device to respond exactly to the protocol specification, and allowing people to change the source code may lead to unnecessary performance issues for both the device and the server.
We will, however, have the libraries used available for download to contribute to the open source community.
Two items that you’ll discover you’ll need while watching the video:
- - The Telecontrol firmware hex file (you may need to right-click and save as): http://blog.kennedytechnology.com/storage/telecontrol_328p_0_4.hex
- - The command to flash: avrdude -C ..\etc\avrdude.conf -c stk500v1 -p atmega328p -P \\.\COM1 -b 57600 -U flash:w:telecontrol_328p_0_4.hex