Flashing board with new firmware for MAC users
  • For those, who have no Windows or having trouble, like I was, with setting up Com port under Parallels, here is a tip and links.
    For FTDI drivers use http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/FTDI-USB-Serial-Driver-Download-114809.html and get FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_18.dmg
    D2XX1.2.2.dmg from http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm did not work for me at all. After installing it there will be:
    USBSERR-9YH9VB3 in v. 1.3 GUI or
    /dec/tty.usbserial-A9YH9VB3 in v. 2.0 GUI
    Second important thing is to be able to flash new firmware.
    I found Arduino Hex uploader for MAC, which worked perfect. The name is AVR Tools from http://www.w7ay.net/site/Applications/AVR Tools/
    You also need to install the Cross Pack toolchain in order to make AVR Tools working.

    Hope this information will be helpful.
  • I tried this on a MacBook Pro but it do not work.

  • You cannot just run the .JAR under OSX, then connect to it with the mini usb port ( that is on the flyduino build boards, not sure if its on others too) feels like a pain to set this all up
  • running the .jar file is exactly how I am doing it!! Works fine for settings but not for flashing new firmware