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Building Pixy Firmware

Pixy currently uses Keil MDK-ARM version 5.

Keil is basically free for university users, but requires a paid license normally.

To compile the firmware with Keil, you just point the IDE to the “workspace.uvmpw” workspace file in ~src/device/main_m4. It will open a workspace with 4 different projects: main_m4, main_m0, libpixy_m0, libpixy_m4. Compile the 4 projects in this order: libpixy_m4, libpixy_m0, main_m0, then finally the main_m4 project. The main_m4 project will create a firmware.hex output file that you can then upload into Pixy using firmware upload mode.

If you'd like to modify or create your own firmware using a (practically) free tool from NXP (LPCXpresso), which uses GCC, please join our firmware SDK group. LPCXpresso support for the Pixy2 firmware hasn't been added yet, but it should (hopefully!) be straightforward.

wiki/v2/building_pixy_firmware.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/12 13:41 by pixycam