Introduction: Running Arduino IDE on ChipKIT DP32
This instructable provides step by step process on how to run arduino programs using chipKIT DP32
Step 1: Material Needed:
ChipKIT DP32 (http://www.microchipdirect.com/ProductSearch.aspx?keywords=TDGL019)
ChipKIT Programmer (https://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?Prod=chipKIT%20PGM)
MPLABX IDE (http://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-x-ide)
ARDUINO IDE (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software)
Step 2: Setup:
- Setup ChipKIT D32 with its programmer as shown in the diagram
- Connect microUSB cable and miniUSB cable to your computer
For Arduino IDE
- In order to make ChipKit DP32 work with Arduino IDE we need to install chipKIT core onto it.
- To download go to the link http://chipkit.net/wiki/index.php?title=ChipKIT_co...
- From installation instructions copy https://github.com/chipKIT32/chipKIT-core/raw/mast... and paste it in Arduino IDE preferences as shown in Figure 2
- Go to tools>Board>Click Board Manager
- In Board manager, type in your filter search box "chipkit" and install the latest version (see Figure 3)
- After downloading go back to tools, scroll down and choose your board, in this case it's ChipKIT DP32
For MPLAB X IDE
- Now download the bootloader on the the actual chip on the board
- Go to resource page of chipKIT DP32 https://reference.digilentinc.com/chipkit_dp32:chi... and download bootloader from https://reference.digilentinc.com/_media/chipkit_d...
Loading Bootloader onto DP32
- Assuming hardware is setup, run MPLAB X IDE
- Click File, new project and select prebuilt project(as shown in figure 4)
- Browse to bootloader file and select family as PIC32, device as PIC32MX250F128B and hardware tools(license debugger) as shown in figure 5
- Give your project a name and click finish
Step 3: Running Program on Arduino:
Loading Bootloader onto chip
- Click on "Make and Program Device Main Project" as shown in figure 1
- If bootloader is successfully installed than output will say "Programming/Verify complete" and LD1 will start blinking on the chipKIT board
Running on Arduino
- open Arduino IDE
- select correct board from tools>board
- looking at figure 2 go to file, examples, basics, and choose Blink
- Click compile(top left corner)
- Click upload(top left corner)
- If there is error "No target found", reupload the bootloader using MPLAB X and reupload the blink program
- LD2 will start blinking if programs works and output on Arduino IDE will look similar to figure 3
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