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Demon
- 6th March 2005, 23:33
Hi,

Does anyone have any idea if it is possible to make a bootloader without using a PC?

I was wondering if it is possible to download the last file from the compilation process and download it onto a memory EEPROM. Then a master PIC would read the contents of the EEPROM and issue the proper signals to a bootloader which will program one MCU.

Once I have one circuit going, I just replicate it several times and end up with an autonomous gang bootloader.

Robert
:)

NavMicroSystems
- 9th March 2005, 01:45
Robert,

have a look @ THIS (http://www.picbasic.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=624&highlight=standalone+programmer)

NavMicroSystems
- 9th March 2005, 01:48
@ Steve (mister_e)

how are you getting on with your (eeprom) loader?

Demon
- 9th March 2005, 02:59
WOW!

Thanks Ralph!

I just finished reading and saving the PDF, extremely detailed assembly information. I'm going to start getting the parts together and see what I can come up with. I have the ZIP stashed away for once I finish putting the board together.

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Robert
:)

mister_e
- 9th March 2005, 14:19
@ Steve (mister_e)

how are you getting on with your (eeprom) loader?

still working on, on spare time, when i get some... 90% finished as now.

i'll be away from the forum for a few days/weeks, you can contact me by e-mail.

Nice to know you're not die ;)

chrisAddassa
- 12th May 2005, 15:23
I would like code for a bootloader in c/c++ code.
can you help?