Hi there. Prologue and Mea Culpa: I bit off more than I can chew with the Proffieboard. While I’m great with Excel and VBA I had no intention of dabbling in a new computer language or OS. I just wanted a light saber that I could give a friend with the Friday SoundFont of Pops saying “don’t nobody go in the bathroom for like 35-45 minutes” and then being able to ignite a brown blade. [Long story to that; but somehow I suspect many here are puerile enough to imagine…]
As I’ve come to learn, nay–regret it was much easier said than done. So I find myself here, lost, and desperately trying to right my ship…
I’ve followed many of the YouTube videos, installed Arduino, downloaded Zadig, backed up my SD card. But I’ve 'done messed up, AA-Ron". When I power up my board I get a message that says, “That directory not found”. When plugged into a computer (battery out, SD card in) via a USB data cable, Arduino (v 2.2.1) recognizes the board (info below) . A few other settings: Board = “Proffieboard V2” and USB Type = Serial + Mass Storage + WebUSB.
The blade has two buttons.
When powered by battery, it generates the same message “Directory Not Found” but is followed by a brief pause, a half-second beep, and a different (more robotic sounding male voice) that says:
“Press reset button”. After doing so, Mr. Roboto says “Press power button”, and I obey. Immediately following pressing the power button, I am instructed to “press auxiliary button”, [done], followed by what sounds like "press second auxiliary button’. It’s here that I get lost; pressing any button (power, reset, aux) after this merely results in a beep.
What I suspect happened is that I overwrote my Config File and need to start over. In my ignorance, when I did the boot-reset I removed the “//” in the Arduino code to: “config/proffieboards_v2_testing_config.h” to the board, overwriting the factory config file. The SD card has NO config file from which to restore.
The vendor provided me a file named “ota.snv4” and said simply “save this to the SD card and things should work”. I did that, and it did NOT work. Am I at least in the right direction? What is the difference between an “.snv4” file and an “.h” file?
Finally, I was fortunate (for many so many reasons) to purchase two blades. I’ve only messed up one. The other is factory fresh and fully functional. Presuming it is the config file, is there a way to view and copy the config file from the working board to my non-working board?
Sorry for so many questions in one chat. But I’m hoping to have covered all the bases before tell the world how dumb I am.
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto…and thank you for your replies.