flashing er9x firmware

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flashing er9x firmware

Postby rayholland » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:44 am

putting the er9x firmware on your Turnigy 9x -v2 in 6 simple steps:

making the turnigy 9x - v2, avr programmer interface:

1. take a 10 pins connector (http://www.conrad.nl, productid: 736995-89) and solder a cut and stripped IDE harddisk cable onto it (see diagram).
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2. make a hole in the bottom of the housing and fix the connector with epoxy (http://www.conrad.nl, productid: 240800-89 or see http://www.hobbyking.com)
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3. solder the 6 cables onto the pads
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4. Connect the Pocket AVR Programmer (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/produc ... ts_id=9825) and make sure the small switch on the end, next to the cable connection is set to the "Power Target" side.
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5. Flashing the er9x firmware (http://er9x.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/er9x.hex)

download and install:

- WinAVR (http://sourceforge.net/projects/winavr/files/)
- eepe (http://code.google.com/p/eepe/)

Run and configure eePe:
Burn/Configure
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Backup the original firmware and eeprom:
Burn/Read Flash Memory - filename: flash-org.bin (filetype bin)
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Burn/Read Eeprom from Tx
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File/Save as (eeprom-org.bin)

Flash the er9x firmware (er9x.hex) see http://code.google.com/p/er9x/
Burn/Write flash memory
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Turn on the TX after succesfully flashing
you will now see a message: alert, thr not idle (don't worry , this message will disappear after we callibrate the sticks)
press any key.
new eeprom is now created automatically

6. Calibrate the sticks and pots

1.Go to CALIB (7/7) in setup menus
2.Press Down. (->SetMid)
3.Set Sticks and pots to center.
4.Press Down. (->SetSpan)
5.Move sticks and pots through full range.
6.Press Down. (->Done)
7.Press Down. (Back to top)

All other general and model configuration can be done on your PC with eepc....

Good luck!

BTW: many thanks to erezra for his great firmware and eepe program. without his work all this would not be possible!!!!
Last edited by rayholland on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: flashing er9x firmware

Postby erezra » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:55 am

Excellent tutorial!

Great to see more people using this FW.

Don't forget to post your experience (good or bad) and add issues to the code page if you run into trouble!
http://code.google.com/p/er9x/
http://code.google.com/p/eepe/
!!! BEWARE - WE ARE IN THE AIR !!!
http://www.eraviv.com
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Re: flashing er9x firmware

Postby TG72 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:13 am

erezra wrote:Excellent tutorial!

Great to see more people using this FW.

Don't forget to post your experience (good or bad) and add issues to the code page if you run into trouble!
http://code.google.com/p/er9x/
http://code.google.com/p/eepe/

:D This FW is a perfect combination for the 9x Add-on Board with built-in Programmer and EL Backlight. http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/index. ... ex&cPath=3, for those who may be interested.
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Re: flashing er9x firmware

Postby klaw81 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:39 pm

TG72 wrote:This FW is a perfect combination for the 9x Add-on Board with built-in Programmer and EL Backlight. http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/index. ... ex&cPath=3, for those who may be interested.


I absolutely agree....the Smartiepants board is incredibly simple to set up and use, in comparison to all the soldering etc. Well worth the money.
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Re: flashing er9x firmware

Postby crampy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:56 pm

I've got my board on order right now, can't wait!!!
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Re: flashing er9x firmware

Postby philfine » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:15 am

Hi everyone,

Did someone succeeded to flash a turnigy 9x witha serial or parallel programmer ?
I am having a hard time doing it so.
I guess my main problem is related with having the radio to power itself.

Serial an parallel programmers don't generate enough power to actually power the atmega64

Cheers !
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