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Another Swordfish Board for Arduino

Post by David John Barker » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:11 pm

Gavin shared with me last week that he was working on a Swordfish development board. I spoke with him again over the weekend and he suggested I share here the development board I have been working on. As some of you know, Firewing was released last year which provided a development board and free compiler for PIC24 devices. A recent addition to Firewing was a development board and a free compiler to support PIC32. Well, this weekend saw the BETA release of Firewing for PIC18.

http://www.firewing.info/pmwiki.php?n=F ... wing08Beta

The great news is that the Firewing board for PIC18 works happily with the Swordfish compiler, in addition to the free Firewing compiler (http://www.firewing.info/pmwiki.php?n=F ... nload#BETA). The board is pin compatible with the Arduino UNO, which means your Swordfish projects now have access to a multitude of shield options. I've written a little module which makes interfacing to the Firewing shield really easy

http://www.sfcompiler.co.uk/wiki/pmwiki ... r.Firewing

and this article shows you how to integrate the Firewing loader into Swordfish

http://www.sfcompiler.co.uk/wiki/pmwiki ... wingLoader

I would really welcome any comments - if you have any questions, please just ask...

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Re: Another Swordfish Board for Arduino

Post by brad » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:08 pm

Great work David. I have been a long time fan / user of SF Basic and to be honest I haven't had much of a look at FireWing but I'm sure bitfogav will get me there. Great to hear about the 18F compatibility, in fact - my current project is using the 18f26k22 chip.

I have uploaded details of FireWing along as bitfogavs module for the DigiPixel to my latest kickstarter update.

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Re: Another Swordfish Board for Arduino

Post by David John Barker » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:21 pm

> I have uploaded details of FireWing along as bitfogavs module for the DigiPixel
> to my latest kickstarter update.

That's great, thank you!

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Re: Another Swordfish Board for Arduino

Post by David John Barker » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:44 am

The board is now available to purchase!

http://www.mecanique.co.uk/shop/index.p ... duct_id=81

The Firewing range of boards now cover PIC18, PIC24 and PIC32

http://www.firewing.info/pmwiki.php?n=F ... Firewing08
http://www.firewing.info/pmwiki.php?n=F ... Firewing24
http://www.firewing.info/pmwiki.php?n=F ... Firewing32

obviously if you are using Swordfish, you need to stick with the PIC18 version :D

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Re: Another Swordfish Board for Arduino

Post by brad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:53 am

Sorry for the late reply David. I had a browse through and the boards look great!

I would very much like to get into some of the new firewing boards but unfortunately I simply don't have the time that I used to. I used to work 28 hours a week and we had 2 children. I now work about 38 - 40 hours a week and we have 4 children!

I think once the twins get a bit older our house won't be quite as hectic and then I could venture into something new with firewing.

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