BumbleBee and Wisp628

Started by holopoint.rm June 6, 2003
I just finish building a wisp628 programmer and I tried using
bumbleBee to program my first PIC , a 628 based led blinker.
(just as described on Wouter's page, thanks Wouter for all the work
on this project !)

The bumble bee acknowledges the programmer and can retrieve the
firmware version but It cant find the target ID so it can't program
it.

I'll try with Wouter's xwisp when I finish downloading the huge
python thingy on my very slow connection.

Where do you think the problem might be ?
I re-checked all the wisp628 connection and didn't find anything.
Can it be the bumbleBee ? Anyone has some experiance working with it ?
Thanks,
Weis.



> The bumble bee acknowledges the programmer and can retrieve the
> firmware version but It cant find the target ID so it can't program
> it.

What target do you use? A 16c84 and 16f84 (non-A) do not have an ID.

Wouter van Ooijen

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> What target do you use? A 16c84 and 16f84 (non-A) do not have an ID.
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16f628, sorry for not mentioning this before.
I tried it both on a breadboard with internal oscillator (your blink
a led example) and on a prototyping board with the same result. I
think there is something wrong with my programmer but I cant find the
glitch.
Thanks.



Is it a build-and-tested, the kit, or DIY?

If kit or DIY check the circuit, especially the Vpp creation and the
connections from PIC (in the programmer) to PIC (target).

I test a B-A-T before shipping. One customer reported broken wires in
the connector, so you could check that.

Wouter van Ooijen

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consultancy, development, PICmicro products



> Is it a build-and-tested, the kit, or DIY?

Its a DIY.
Thanks for the info, I'll check the connections and try again.