SlotForum banner
61 - 80 of 96 Posts

·
Greg Gaub
Joined
·
16,407 Posts
Thanks, Martin. I understand now. I can see how that may be problematic. But, this also makes it useful to tie into the slot.it device database system, because then the repository is outside of the local PC/app. The problem with that, of course, is that you'd need to log in, and either limit to one account, or allow multiple logins.

I like your idea of checking against the stored data and updating it. I can't think of any reason not to do that, since apparently the MAC address is easily changed on any device. I always though that was pretty much set in stone, and pairing simply told each device what the other MAC address is for it to listen to or talk to.
 

·
Vendor
Joined
·
3,071 Posts
In fact, after the 3.15 rollout is finished, the next step is a new dongle.

Our first tests indicate that it may be possible to use it as a BL device, which would be a very good thing to integrate in the BL system.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
MrFlippant

One drawback with the CarDatabase.

If you connect a controller and want to connect it to a car from the Database. I can lookup in the database the controller from the old Mac and ID, but what if you have two controllers with the same MAC and ID. Someone will have more controllers to one car. So I would not know witch one to change.

Sadly the bootloader are not able to readout a unique ID to the device, but I will talk to slot.it about this, We actually already have but as I recall we did park it for know as we had several other task to do before. But it might be that now is the time..

Martin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
558 Posts
Installed V3 of the bootloader, and all is working well, liking also the (Available FW versions)
Since the pandemic my digital slot activity has been zero, so Catching up with latest developments. I have updated my C chip via the slot it app, with no issues, but surprised that the C chip you can't update the firmware via the bootloader, unless I'm missing the trick somewhere. For sure the bootloader is more convenient especially if your having issues regards internet connectivity via phone app.
 

·
ParrotGod
Joined
·
10,593 Posts
I am running all my oXigen races from a laptop on window 7. When I download the O2BootloaderInstaller.exe (from slot.it and martin's websites) and run it, it only gets to install the new National Instrument package manager and nothing else. The BL does not get updated. Is this upgrade only for Windows 10 users?
 

·
ParrotGod
Joined
·
10,593 Posts
Apparently yes....I have run the same procedure on my Win 10 machine and it installed it...Again it was mainly NI components, but when the process finished, the new Bootloader was in my list of recently installed programs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
To have the best result you should have the PC on the internet for installing.

The new way of installing the bootloder is that the package itself it not that big anymore as the Package manager collect PC data to find all drivers that is necessary for the current configuration. We can make an installer that would be possible to install on the PC but it will be very big as it need to take in to account all possible configurations. And even then we wont cover all scenarios.

We should have been more clear on this but I honestly thought that all had acces to the internet..
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,642 Posts
We can make an installer that would be possible to install on the PC but it will be very big as it need to take in to account all possible configurations. And even then we wont cover all scenarios.

We should have been more clear on this but I honestly thought that all had acces to the internet..
Hello Martin
As one that lives in a country with similar internet/4g/wifi coverage as Denmark...its easy to make that false presumption (all having acces to the Internet)
One of the areas where the boot loader is an invaluable tool is at larger competition events.
And although broadband internet might be available at home...even cell phone coverage can be marginal in the industrial/rural areas where such meetings can take place.

Now with most current PC/Laptops running with solid state 250G SSD (or having and external one plugged in via USB) I'd say that file size should no longer be an issue.
They would be if you had too download them via a shoddy 3G network with 10 teams breathing down your next to have "their" firmware updated a.s.a.p cause "they" need to race.
innocent.gif


So I guess a simple choice on whether you want to download the d'base or collect the files from "the cloud" would be a good option.

With kind regards
Tamar
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
As I knew that we do not have internet on the club's PC (it is not a laptop and we have no possibility of wifi) I downloaded (at home) the bootloader installer v.3 and the firmware on a pendrive thinking that this way I could update the entire Oxigen system . We did it with bootloader 2.13, which was installed on the PC and everything worked.
 

·
ParrotGod
Joined
·
10,593 Posts
@Martin, yes the window 7 laptop is on the internet.

Maybe on the win 7 machine I have to uninstall the previous version of the bootloader before installing the new one?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
@GRUNZ Hmm ok that is weird, All the specs says it will work on win 7 SP1, but I haven't tested it my self, but actually I think Marcel have.

The NI Package Manager should take care of all the dependencies, and I have also the old one installed parallel so I dont think this is the problem.

I will try to se if NI have announced any problems with this..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
The RCS Team is proud to announce the new Bootloader, really a first spin off of the improved cooperation with Slot IT.

What is new?

  • Complete rewrite and test of all the tasks
  • Add 'Check for updates' button, meaning if there is a new update of the BL, it will be indicated and you can update from within the BL.
  • Updated Download FW version function
  • Visual warning when you update an older FW than available
  • Added a Clone/Declone function
  • Improved the stability of the connection between BL and devices (and link car to controller/controller to car option improved)
  • More hoover information text boxes
  • Fixed ' Exit' issue of Bootloader
  • Check / test button setup for ARC controller
  • Read back data from Arc Pro fixed
  • Current FW of dongle always visible
  • Add a clock with a rotating hand to show that BL is trying to contact a device

Where can I find It?

It will be available on Slot IT and RCS website soon, but you can already download as zip or .exe file from here; (.exe not always allowed)

http://schmidt-thomsen.dk/Slot.it_Bootloader/

We believe it is a real improvement compared to the older bootloader and there will be more to come in the future.

Marcel/Martin, team RCS

Enjoy!
Hi Martin and Marcel, just today I tried to install Bootloader v3 in my PC, but it's been absolutely impossible.

Please I need your advice because I just don't know what I'm doing wrong...

The link you provided in your post returns the following error message, and address doesn't seam to match the one to download from slot.it's web page:

Font Magenta Brand Logo Rectangle


I've tried to run the *.exe file from slot.it's web page, but I get this message from the NI package manager and O2Bootloader v3 is not installing:
Rectangle Font Screenshot Parallel Technology


I have O2Bootloader v2.13, as well as Chrono previously isntalled, and they run well.

I've tried uninstalling all National Instruments software as well as all O2 softwear, to try to intall the O2Bootloader v3 but still I get this "feed error".


Any clue?

PS: I later reistalled back Chrono and O2Bootloader 2.13 and they run well.

Thanks!
 
61 - 80 of 96 Posts
Top