A couple of questions from a newbie.

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brettman
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Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:52 pm

Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:17 am

Hello all,

I am new to Megunolink and programming in general, although I do have a long history of electronics. I have been using the trial version of Megunolink and are keen to buy it if I can get reassurance that the two problems that I am having are able to be resolved.

First of all, I would like to make an interface and be able to install it on other computers. From what I have noticed, I can't seem to get an interface to run by itself without the Megunolink interface designer software being open in the background. This suggests to me that to get anything I build on this, I have to install the design software on another computer just to get the interface to run. Is there a way to get an interface to run by itself as its own entity?

Also, I noticed during the "Blink 2 " example, everything worked well. I was able to alter the on and off time values, and display the current values. However, when the Arduino was reset, or disconnected and reconnected, the on and off time values just went back to the values that were in the original Arduino program.

Is there a way that I could plug the Arduino into a computer that has just the interface that I have built using this software, update the variables, disconnect Arduino from the computer, and have those updated settings remain in the Arduino after power off or reset?

Thanks everyone.

Brett
philr
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Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 10:58 am

Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:33 am

Hi Brett, just to keep the forum users up to date ill put some of our email chain here.

The answer to your first question is MegunoLink itself is more of a development and debugging tool. It's not designed to be distributed for end users. We do offer an additional product called Builder which can turn a megunolink interface into a windows installer which you can distribute. Is that what you mean? If so check out some info on builder here.
http://www.megunolink.com/documentation ... roduction/
https://www.megunolink.com/buy-builder/

Builder does require a separate license but you can purchase a bundle with the commercial version of MegunoLink to get it at a discount.

As for your second problem you really need to implement non-volatile memory storage on your Arduino. This can be done using the EEPROM. We do have a basic library you could use. See here
https://www.megunolink.com/documentatio ... promstore/

Cheers
Phil
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