Minimus

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Minimus available at Hackspace for £5 from the tuckshop. Currently in a tray on the shelves.

Minimus can be hacked to work as an Arduino with Arduino IDE by flashing it using the Miniduinoiser which is currently situated in the 'Tuck Shop'.

Miniduinoiser

  1. Make sure the switch on the miniduinoiser is turned on.
  2. Power the miniduioniser (hold on a flat surface for best use).
  3. Press *and hold* minimus onto the pogo pins (it doesn't stay on by itself).
  4. Push and hold HWB button on the miniduinoiser until the blue light stops flashing.
  5. Release button while still holding down the minimus to flash, enjoy noise. Done.


Note: You don't have to apply power to both minimus, just the one already on the board.


Programming the Minimus32

To be able to run Arduino compiled code on the Minimus it helps for the IDE to identify and be able to talk to it.

Firstly you'll need to make sure you have the Arduino IDE version 1.0.1 at least, then you'll need to download and use PBrook's hardware profile setup for the Arduino IDE available here with the bootloader:

https://github.com/pbrook/minimus-arduino/wiki

For linux the Arduino IDE typically exists within the software repository of your distribution. However if you're using Windows it gets a bit trickier. Stanto has [blog posts] about his experience on Windows along with ways of putting together the IDE and Paul's hardware profile with OneWire library on Windows.

Modified Libraries

To take advantage of the on-board pull-up resistor, the OneWire library has also been modified to use the internal pull-up resistor and is available here:

https://github.com/pbrook/arduino-onewire