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How to connect chipKit Pi to laptop?

Created Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:47:27 +0000 by WaniAziz


Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:47:27 +0000

Hello there, i've try to connect so many times but the chipkit pi still not detect to my laptop. its not appear on the usb port. can someone explain this?


Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:20:04 +0000

Which bootloader is installed on your chipkit pi?

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:42:05 +0000


did you press and hold the "Bootloader Enable Button" (1) while pressing reset? Otherwise the device will not show up as a Com port.

From the Getting-started guide: In order to program the chipKIT Pi from MPIDE with your sketch, the board must be set to bootloader mode. To enter bootloader mode:

  1. Ensure that both Jumpers JP1 and JP4 are connected to upper‐most pins of their header
  2. Press and hold the BOOTLOAD‐EN button.
  3. While the BOOTLOAD‐EN button is still pressed, press and release the RESET button.
  4. Release the BOOTLOAD‐EN button.
  5. Bootloader mode will be confirmed when the TX1 LED is on and the RX1 flashes.
  6. After the sketch is uploaded, the TX1 and RX1 LEDs will turn off.

Ciao and a Merry Chrsitmas, Mathias