Bootloader

The boot loader is a small software inside the PIC chip. It is used to transfer your program in the memory of the 18F chip instead of using a programmer.
The first time you start your board, you must program the boot loader in the PIC with a PIC programmer.

2 versions of the boot loader are currently available:

  • Version 1 or 2  of the bootloader can be used with traditional and simplified hardware.
  • Tiny 18F4550 hardware version can only use the version 2 of the bootloader.
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HOW TO USE IT

Once you written your program and compiled it:


Version 1

  • push the reset button
  • run led is off
  • click on the upload button in Pinguino IDE
  • Once the program is loaded push the run button.
  • The run led will light and the user program is running........
Version 2

  • push the reset button
  • wait 3 seconds
  • when the run led is off click on the upload button in Pinguino IDE
  • After 5 seconds the run led will light, the user program is running

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