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PlusCart (an inexpensive DIY WiFi multicart)

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Love this cartridge design, Great job on it

I printed mine in Atari 400/800 tan and black

Just waiting on my PlusCart breakout PCB's to get here so I can finish it

 

 

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3 hours ago, Fierodoug5 said:

Love this cartridge design, Great job on it

I printed mine in Atari 400/800 tan and black

Just waiting on my PlusCart breakout PCB's to get here so I can finish it

 

 

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Really nice color combination.

You should try a black label with white font.

 

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2 minutes ago, Fierodoug5 said:

What brand/color blue are you guys using?

It is a DIY project, so everyone can use the colors he/she wants. I decided to use a dark blue for the 3D cases (RAL 5005), but @Andrew Davie is using a lighter blue for his cases.

 

The PlusCart website and the logo background for the standard cartridge labels is using a color gradient (from dark to light blue) with the RGB values:

#37609f (for the dark blue)

#67b9DD (for the light blue)

 

 

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7 hours ago, Fierodoug5 said:

What surface do you get? I'm still using the stock ender 3 one.

Originally I used masking tape, then I used the Mamorubot plate for a long time, but then started putting masking tape over that.

Recently I've used a generic magnetic plate, which has been great for ease-of-removal, and then masking tape over that.

The masking tape is for a mottled surface effect on the print, and also aided adhesion on the Mamorubot and original surface.

The magnetic plate has fabulous adhesion qualities and does not need the tape at all, but it has a plain surface.

I have ordered a magnetic textured PEI plate and hoping it will be the best of all worlds.

 

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19 minutes ago, Fierodoug5 said:

 

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Very nice; that works.

I should probably post the latest version of the STL 3D files ASAP so people are printing the best version possible.

 

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Latest version...

The pins have been reworked, and now include a size marker.

The whole thing should snap together more tightly.
The whole thing is ever-so-slightly larger so that the fit on the '2600 is not so tight.

 

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On 11/22/2020 at 5:36 PM, Al_Nafuur said:

 

The next "production" run will be soon available here:

https://pluscart.onlineweb.shop/

 

The "shop" is still under construction, so prices and product images are subject to change without notice.

yesterday I have silently started the sale of the assembled PlusCart PCBs and PlusCarts in a standard cartridge.

 

PlusCarts in the 3D printed shells will be available soon (hopefully by the end of this week).

 

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Finally got my pcb's and built up the cart

Anyone have trouble connecting the board to windows 10?

Mine comes up in device manager as STM32 Bootloader

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There are no compatible drivers for this device

Thanx for any help

Doug

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Just now, Fierodoug5 said:

Finally got my pcb's and built up the cart

Anyone have trouble connecting the board to windows 10?

Mine comes up in device manager as STM32 Bootloader

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There are no compatible drivers for this device

Thanx for any help

Doug

Do you have the jumper(s) open (not connected)?

If so, then that's correct for connecting to PC.  Try connecting USB and then hit the reset button on the STM near the USB connector.

Then refresh/connect on the STM32CubeProgrammer

 

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I have Boot 0 open, and Boot 1 hardwired closed.

hitting the reset button near the USB gets it to show up in device manager, but with the no driver error

Does not show up after trying to refresh/connect in cube programmer

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Excellent project! I can't wait to get one of these Pluscart in my collection.

The ones that are printed in 3D are impressive.

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3 hours ago, Fierodoug5 said:

I have Boot 0 open, and Boot 1 hardwired closed.

hitting the reset button near the USB gets it to show up in device manager, but with the no driver error

Does not show up after trying to refresh/connect in cube programmer

Just for the record, my MacOS reports the device as "STM32 BOOTLOADER" when connected. So I guess it's down to drivers for you.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fierodoug5 said:

I have not had any luck finding a driver yet. Will try again tonight.

Afair there was no driver installed. But maybe the USB2serial driver (which I had already installed for other projects) is used?

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I do projects with similar boards and never had this issue. Tried on 3 different win10 system's. Maybe I got a bad board?, which would stink since I already have everything soldered together.

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50 minutes ago, Fierodoug5 said:

I do projects with similar boards and never had this issue. Tried on 3 different win10 system's. Maybe I got a bad board?, which would stink since I already have everything soldered together.

Have you used STM MCUs and the CubeProgrammer before?

 

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As far as I can see, the USB driver should be included in STM32CubeProgrammer:

https://www.st.com/en/development-tools/stm32cubeprog.html

 

Did you downloaded the correct version for your OS (W32, W64 ?)

 

Here are some screenshots from my driver settings on Win10 (W64 German) with v2.6.0 STM32CubeProgrammer:

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Ok I uninstalled the Cube programmer and reinstalled it

Now I can connect to the board fine

BUT...when I try to program it gives error "pluscart.elf is not a valid .elf file"

 

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