Greetings, and many thanks to all at Freetronics for the Leostick given out at Ballarat.
I bought an Eleven, your excellent Practical Arduino and all the bits, learned a lot, and tried out the Leostick on a knowledgeable friends laptop whilst we were there. Blink!
Whilst on the other side of the planet for many months I've been making plans for this Leostick, and now we're back in Vic have been trying to get it going to test them.
No luck so far. It boots and flashes when connected, OK, and it 'breathes' slowly.
Using your Leostick Getting Started Guide
http://www.freetronics.com/pages/leosti ... KG7GnaQJhE
I have downloaded and installed both the v1.0.1 and v1.0.2 Arduino IDE onto different machines/partitions running Bodhi Linux (Ubuntu Lucid or Precise based repos) and even tried IDE v1.0 just in case - but there's always a problem.
When the Leostick Board Profile is downloaded and unzipped to the sketchbook/hardware
folder we get sketchbook/hardware/LeoStick_v1_0
as suggested. Then I start the IDE.....
But the IDE (v 1.0.1 or v1.0.2) does not recognise this in the Tools > Board
menu, no Freetronics item is on offer there. Cannot select the Leostick.
I've tried using the Leonardo Board option, but no luck yet.
I've tried (in desperation) using the 'Programmer' options in most permutations, still no luck.
We do get a new Serial Port offered when the Leostick is connected ~ /dev/tty/ACMx ...where x is 1 or 0 depending on the system ...and this is then selected.
Selecting File > Examples > Digital > BlinkWithoutDelay
Sketch > Verify/Compile
File > Upload
then hangs at about 90% complete.
This is the case regardless of whether I use the Reset on the Leostick as suggested elsewhere.
To be fair, I don't expect it to work...
Since we cannot find Tools > Board > Freetronics LeoStick v1.0 (or v2.0)
...and have substituted Tools > Board > Leonardo
And it don't work. No surprise!
So... I'm probably doing something wrong that is dead basic, and would greatly appreciate help in moving the project forward. The PCs and Arduino IDEs we have are all in good working order when tested with the Eleven or UNO boards. Things blink and beep as expected, no probs.
This project should really suit the Leostick, since all it requires is a small 'keyboard', 8-bit analog capture at moderate sample rates, and USB data out. Small size is a real bonus.
Want to test it so much I can taste it....