PiStorms Firmware Upgrade Problems
 Raspberry Pi   Started by Thomas McCaffrey   2016-06-12 09:00:54 -04:00   Comments: 8    Viewed: 576

  1. I have been attempting to upgrade the firmware on my PiStorms. It was running firmwareV1.60. I have followed the firmware upgrade instructions. I have tried firmware V2.00 and V2.04 (I am not sure what the difference is). In both cases the firmware write seems to go to completion and checking the i2cdump shows a header with the firmware version but in both cases PiStorms boots to the home screen but does not respond to commands. I am running PiStorms4.003 on a RaspberryPi B+. Any suggestions?
    Thomas McCaffrey, 2016-06-12 09:00:54 -04:00
  2. Deepak Patil
    Deepak Patil Administrator Staff Member Richmond
    Do you mean it does not respond to touch screen? If so, you need to re-calibrate the touch screen.
    There is a script in /home/pi/PiStorms/programs/utils folder, to calibrate screen: 01-Calibrate.py
    r
    un that script (you will have to run it from shell prompt)

    Before you run this script, stop the Browser by following command:

    sudo /etc/init.d/MSBrowser.sh stop

    then run the script as:

    python 01-Calibrate.py

    then restart your Pi as:

    sudo shutdown -r now
    Deepak Patil, 2016-06-12 09:23:24 -04:00
  3. In my installation the Calibrate script was not present. I did find it in the Github repository. It ran requesting two calibration points. Now the screen does not respond to touch at all. I ams running firmware V2.00 and PiStorms 4.003.
    Thomas McCaffrey, 2016-06-12 10:50:48 -04:00
  4. When I reinstalled firmware V 2.04 and recalibrated the screen everything now works. Thanks.
    Thomas McCaffrey, 2016-06-12 11:26:02 -04:00
  5. Where to get the firmware 2.04?
    Edouard KANKU, 2017-02-09 21:04:40 -05:00
  6. Mindsensors Support
    Mindsensors Support Member Richmond

    PiStorms firmware version 2.04 is avaliable Send us mail if need,  we would gladly supply some information on upgrading firmware on the PiStorms if that would be helpful.

    Mindsensors Support, 2017-02-10 10:35:55 -05:00
  7. I have received firmware V2.06 and flashed it, the problem is still there. Tried 2.04 also no chance. No touchscreen; this is just frustrating. May I send it back?

    Edouard KANKU, 2017-02-11 00:57:35 -05:00
  8. I have received firmware V2.06 and flashed it, the problem is still there. Tried 2.04 also no chance. No touchscreen; this is just frustrating. May I send it back?

    Edouard KANKU, 2017-02-11 00:57:55 -05:00
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