Cheatsheet For Installing Plaits Firmware (Version 5 Mutated "Plateaus" 0603 PCB)
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Items Needed
  • ST‑Link/V2 Hardware Programmer For STM8 And STM32 (A)

  • Five DuPont Female to Female Jumper Cables (B)

  • Download Windows STM32 ST‑LINK Utility (STSW‑LINK004) (C)

  • Download Plaits firmware (Google "MI PCB FB DIY Reference")
    • Two files are needed... a Bootloader file and a HEX file
      • plaits_bootloader.hex
      • plaits.hex

Procedure
  • Connect the ST‑Link/V2 Programmer via USB cable to Windows PC

  • Connect the 4-pin SWD Header on the Plaits PCB to the ST-Link/V2 Programmer using the five DuPont Jumper cables (See Wiring Diagram Below)

  • Apply power to the Plaits module as you normally would using a standard 10‑pin 2.54mm IDC ribbon power cable from your Eurorack case power supply
    • i.e. connect it to the 10‑pin power header on the Plaits PCB

  • Power on the computer and run the STM32 ST‑LINK Utility
    • From the drop‑down menu choose Target > Settings
      • Select the following items
        • Connection Settings: SWD (Radio Button)
        • Frequency: 4.0MHz
        • Mode: Normal
        • Reset Mode: Software System Reset

  • From the drop‑down menu choose Target > Connect
    • The LED on the ST-Link/V2 Programmer will start blinking red and green

  • From the drop‑down menu choose Target > Program & Verify...
    • Click the BROWSE button and choose plaits_bootloader.hex then press the START Button
      • The status window should respond with "Verification...OK"

  • From the drop‑down menu choose Target > Program & Verify...
    • Click the BROWSE button and choose plaits.hex then press the START Button
      • The status window should respond with "Verification...OK"

  • If there are no errors shown in the status window, the firmware installation is complete

  • Power off the Eurorack case, unplug the ST‑Link/V2 Programmer from the Clouds JTAG connector, power on the Eurorack case and test the Clouds module
* Note: Everything needs to be done in the order shown above or it won't work



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