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DUINO => PINGUINO => Topic started by: bill8n95 on September 25, 2020, 11:15:56 am

Title: Windows Drivers
Post by: bill8n95 on September 25, 2020, 11:15:56 am
The official "PIC32-PINGUINO-MICRO user manual" states that:

"Before connecting your board, download the Microchip modified driver provided by hackinglab:
http://www.hackinglab.org/pinguino/download/driver%20pinguino%20windows/
"
but this link is BROKEN.
Also, I searched online but I did not get any results.

Dispite the fact that a reputable company should provide this driver itself (This is the step ONE when you get their boards in your hands, and then the only feeling is frastration),

can anyone else help ?
Thank you
Title: Re: Windows Drivers
Post by: LubOlimex on September 25, 2020, 11:51:01 am
Hello,

Sorry for the experience and thank you for the notice.

QuoteThe official "PIC32-PINGUINO-MICRO user manual" states that:

"Before connecting your board, download the Microchip modified driver provided by hackinglab:
http://www.hackinglab.org/pinguino/download/driver%20pinguino%20windows/
"
but this link is BROKEN.

This is not written in the user's manual, but in "PIC32-Pinguino_Installation_Instructions_Revised.pdf". Anyway, the document is very outdated and irrelevant, I will delete it and remove any references to it. It is best to ignore it and just visit the official Pinguino IDE page. Then download and install Pinguino IDE from here:

https://pinguino.cc/download/

During installation it asks you to install drivers as shown in the picture below:



QuoteDispite the fact that a reputable company should provide this driver itself (This is the step ONE when you get their boards in your hands, and then the only feeling is frastration),

Hosting the drivers ourselves would be a bad idea since the drivers are related to the bootloader and the software used in each project and we don't maintain any software related to PIC32-PINUGINO-MICRO. The board was made for the Pinguino software projects, we just made the hardware and collaborated with the software maintainers. Since then other projects become available (MPIDE, ChipKIT Arduino package) that can also be used with the board (but require different bootloader and drivers), these project are also not maintained by Olimex, aside from the Arduino IDE package and instructions here:

https://github.com/OLIMEX/Arduino_configurations/tree/master/PIC