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MRF24WB0MA WiFi with 32MX4 Beginners Tutorial

Created Sat, 28 Jul 2012 06:49:05 +0000 by guvvy


Sat, 28 Jul 2012 06:49:05 +0000


I'm a beginner at Microchip Programming and I want to design a robot that can connect to WiFi. I have the Cerebot 32MX4 Microcontroller (PIC32MX460F512L) and the PmodWiFi card (MRF24WB0MA). I have absolutely no idea where to start. I have tried downloading various code from the internet, including the TCP/IP Stack and other sample code, but it has errors compiling or has no effect on the robot. I picked these two products because they were relatively popular and I was expecting it to be a rather straightforward process. Could you please send me the link to a step-by-step tutorial that shows me how to set this up or some working sample code for the 32MX4. Currently I have a functional 32MX4 board connected to the WiFi card through the JB header. Sorry if I sound too stupid, but this is my first time doing a project like this and I have no idea what to do.

Thanks in advance for your help, Guvvy


Mon, 30 Jul 2012 01:46:04 +0000

Try going to the Nuts and Volts and Servo magazine websites and look for past articles written by Fred Eady. I think he has written several articles that use the Microchip RF modules and TCP/IP stack. He is an excellent writer.

N&V May 2012 - Control Gadgets with Your Smart Phone - Cerebot MX3ck & MRF24WB0MA (good match) N&V June 2012 - Some IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver Magic - MRF24J40MA/MB Servo March 2010 - Explore the New ZeroG Technology to Go Wireless(ZeroG purchased by Microchip)

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I hope this helps.



Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:04:10 +0000

Also look at the articles referenced in the post: Create Iphone App and Pass Data Using WIFI to ChipKit in the Software/Libraries Forum.