Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

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purvisb
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Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

Post by purvisb »

I'm trying to burn firmware into the UAV. But it's not working. When I plug the drone into the computer and pass it to the VM, I can scan and connect to it. But then when I select "program" it disconnected and can't seem to reconnect unless I restart the "crazyflie service" and reseat the UAV. Plus I can't pass the device into the VM when I put it in bootloader mode. 

Any suggestions?

I attached a gif of what happens.
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jonasdn
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

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Hi purvisb!

Uploading a new firmware to the Crazyflie is only possible through Crazyradio (on a radio:// uri). We reworked the UI for firmware upgrade in the client for this release and it makes it look like upgrading using USB is possible, but it is not!

Thank you for reporting this! We will update the client to make this scenario impossible, and update the docs!
tobias
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

Post by tobias »

I'll jump in as there are a couple of other ways. The iOS client is able to update the Crazyflie 2.X firmware to the latest release. Also it is possible to update the STM32F405 using dfu update over usb.
purvisb
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

Post by purvisb »

Thank you for the clarifications!

I'll look into using an iOS client or getting my hands on a Crazyradio PA.
GIduarte
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

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I have this same problem, but using the Crazyradio...
jonasdn
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

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GIduarte wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 8:46 pm I have this same problem, but using the Crazyradio...
Hi GIduarte!

Could you describe in exact steps (and which decks you have) what happens when you try to update using the client?

Thank you!
GIduarte
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Re: Can't burn firmware into Crazyflie 2.0

Post by GIduarte »

Hello,

I reinstalled crazyflie-lib-python and it worked!
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