Home \ Help \ Search \ Login RSS

Welcome, Guest. Please Login

This forum is now READ-ONLY! Please visit http://forum.wiring.co/ for the new forum.

Wiring ForumWiring HardwareTangible computing › "Deploying" a Wiring Program on Another Chip

Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
"Deploying" a Wiring Program on Another Chip (Read 3688 times)
11/03/06 at 04:43:37

rschenk   Offline
YaBB Newbies

Posts: 9
Overall, I have been thrilled with Wiring. I am a software guy, and was completely unfamiliar with microcontrollers, circuits, and all that jazz -- until I found Wiring. Now I'm only mildly unfamiliar with microcontrollers, circuits, and all that jazz!  Wink

I have several great Wiring programs written, mostly simple stuff like LED lamps, that I would like to burn onto a cheaper, less robust microcontroller, so that I can have these toys around and running, and still be able to use Wiring for the project du jour. I see in the "Applet" folder of my processing application folder some C++ files, as well as what appear to be compiled programs (.hex, .rom) of some sort.

Is it possible to compile the C++ file for use on a different microcontroller, perhaps another Atmel chip, so that I could "deploy" my Wiring program onto a permanent platform, and be free to use my Wiring board for other projects.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
IP Logged
Reply #1 - 11/03/06 at 06:28:13

barragan   Offline
YaBB Administrator

Posts: 939
What I have done in several projects is to burn the program on atmega128 chips included or built-in the final design not including all the goodies of the full wiring board. I am also working on a small footprint of the atmega128 chip to make it available for this purpose. Check also this little board from Sparkfun, if you can brn the bootloader into it you could use it with Wiring. http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=35
You could also use Arduino (http://www.arduino.cc), they have port part of the Wiring language so if it is a simple and not so big program it could fit on the atmega8 chip it uses. Tom Igoe made a page for you to see how to build the atmega8 setup on a breadboard http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/StandaloneAssembly check it out.
« Last Edit: 11/09/06 at 07:24:53 by barragan »  
IP Logged
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1