May 28, 2008
I finally recieved my Picaxe28X1 and used a small breadboard to hook it up. the problem is that I got it connected and the computer isn't pinging the picaxe. I have tried many different hookup methods including the one in the picaxe manual made just for the 28x1, the one on ...node/597, and a few others that I found on picaxe manuals on their website. when i got the code edditor up and running I tried to play with the com port settings but was unsuccessful. I clicked the test button in the com port setting and followed the directions with a multimeter and the test passed (i.e. I was able to get a negative 1 result with the button off and a positive result with the button on. this proves to me that the serial cable was made correctly and that it is reaching the serial in and ground pins on the picaxe. Still after this test I was unable to ping my picaxe from the program editor. I have tried many different methods of hooking it up but seem to be failing saddly.
on the upside my simulations run rather well.
if anyone has suggestions or advice please feal free to help.
PS: I will post pictures of the different circuits I tried tonight when I am neer a camera at home