An alternative Language/OS for your Max-32
May 28, 2012
Did you buy a Digilent Max-32 for the 32 bit processor and the Arduino compatability (these boards are VERY Arduino compat.)
Do you know you have an entire OS including the Basic language available to you for FREE???
See the following website for details on: http://www.cpustick.com/ (StickOS).
(By the way, those with a Uno-32 boards are not left out, you can do the same thing!)
Problems: Any time you change (or update!) firmware on any device, you run the risk of "bricking" the device (basically trashing it beyond user repair, sometimes beyond even the manufacturers capabilities,)
Now that you have the new OS installed, plan on using it for a while. Getting back to being a Arduino is possible but it's not an easy process.
One more time! You will be installing a system that IS NOT an Arduino!!!!
Is it worth it? Do you want something different (but mabe not better) than an Arduino? I tried it and was VERY impressed. Nice!