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RFduino Quick Start Guide
« on: October 25, 2013, 05:47:30 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Here is the current "Quick Start" guide for the RFduino. Please let us know if you find any errors or have any suggestions. We will make suitable updates to this guide as needed.

Thanks!

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 07:10:54 PM »
Here is the link to where you can download the RFduino libraries and source:

http://www.rfduino.com/RFduino305.zip

See the PDF above for instructions on how to install and use.

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 07:39:39 PM »
Here is the link to RFduino on GitHub:

http://GitHub.com/RFduino

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 10:37:19 PM »
Hi Armen,

It looks like you've done a great job with this project.  I haven't received my reward yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Two points:
1. You don't have a forum topic for the RFduino schematics and PCB, like you do for the shields.  Fortunately I found the link to the schematic in the Quick Start Guide
2. I'd like to be able to use the RFD51822 module in a mass-market product.  Could you please produce a guide on how do this?  How do you get the BLE and Arduino code into an off-the-shelf RFD51822 module?

Thanks,

Peter

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 12:55:26 AM »
Nice job on this project Armen!!! Can't wait to fiddle around with the cores. Waiting patiently on the package :)

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 06:14:02 PM »
I'm following the quickstart guide. I downloaded the Arduino 1.5.2 for linux 64 and unzipped the RFDuino305.zip to the hardware/arduino directory. I selected the board and tried to compile the AdvertisementContinuous sketch but I get the following compile error: /home/chris/arduino-1.5.2/hardware/arduino/RFduino/cores/arduino/syscalls.c:61: fatal error: nrf51.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated. What step did I miss?

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 12:19:37 PM »
The one BIG thing that is missing is troubleshooting information. 

First, how do you recognize success (for example, what response to expect when installing the USB drivers), and

Second, what do you do when something does not work (for example, loading/running a sketch)?

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »
I'm following the quickstart guide. I downloaded the Arduino 1.5.2 for linux 64 and unzipped the RFDuino305.zip to the hardware/arduino directory. I selected the board and tried to compile the AdvertisementContinuous sketch but I get the following compile error: /home/chris/arduino-1.5.2/hardware/arduino/RFduino/cores/arduino/syscalls.c:61: fatal error: nrf51.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated. What step did I miss?

Starta new thread/topic with your question, don't hijack this thread!

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 12:44:35 PM »
Another thing that is missing but needed is minimum system specifications.  Apparently the MAC version of the RFduino software requires a 64-bit CPU running a certain minimum level of OS X (later than 10.6 Snow Leopard, but I don't know how much later).

Since the source files do not seem to be available yet (even though the web site says they are), I am stuck for the time being.

[It is a real pain in the b**t to have supported the Kickstarter campaign, waited through the development and shipping cycles, and now find that I have another dust gatherer.]

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 11:14:27 AM »
Have you tried to get this going on Linux?
I have all sorts of problems getting this to work.. please test this see for yourself. Thanks.

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide OSX 10.9 and Arduino 1.0.5
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 08:00:27 PM »
On OSX 10.9 and Arduino 1.0.5, I found that the board drivers had to go in the "\arduino- 1.0.5\hardware\" folder rather than the "\arduino- 1.0.5\hardware\arduino" folder or else the RFduino board did not show as an option.

On OSX 10.9 and Arduino 1.5.5 the information in the guide is correct.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2013, 08:13:15 PM by memebrain »

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 07:19:24 PM »
Hi, you must use Arduino v1.5.x and not 1.0.x as the 1.0.x version do not have built-in support ARM processors.

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Re: RFduino Quick Start Guide
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 07:21:40 PM »
The Quick Start Guide says start the Arduino software, but then the next section on hardware installation for the FTDI USB chip requires a reboot of the PC.   Recommend putting the hardware section first in the QSG.