"putting images on tinyscreen" please update to work


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I have tried on tinyscreen and tinyscreen+
Original hardware apparently can only be written once, so the sample code is on there forever and goodbye first $$.

Tinyscreen+, sure is cute.
"TinyScreen Video Player"
Did not change code. Tried last three versions of sdfat library.
'class SdFile' has no member named 'getFilename'

TinyScreen video menu:
Compiles, loads, says "CPU reset" and nothing happens at all.

I know someone is there, because you keep taking my money and sending me hardware. Is there new/working code?

The tinyscreen+ already had sample code loaded, so I guess it's possible to return the things, since somebody else obviously did. I'd really like to get it working though. Failing that, if no one is supporting the code, please remove the tutorial until you can make it so it works out of the box.

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Sorry about the tutorial not working. We're working on updating the TSV converter to support GIFs, updated version is at: http://files.tinycircuits.com/TSVConverter.zip and will work along the lines of https://tinycircuits.com/blogs/learn/tsv-video-converter-tutorial . Can you test this and let me know what you find?

You mentioned only being able to program the hardware once- definitely not how it should be working, can you let me know what exact error message you are getting?

I've also attached video player code that includes a local version of the sdFat library and should compile.



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Tried that before I saw the reply. That worked! On the + anyway.

The problem I have with loading is on the original (tiny separate from screen.) No error message, it just doesn't show up in the available ports after the first time. I'll try some more now that I got _something_ to work.


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Did you try the bootloader mode to upload a new sketch? It is described in the "Notes" of the TinyScreenPlus shop page:

If you were able to upload a sketch to the TinyScreen+ and now it does not respond, you may need to force this into bootloader mode. To do this, power off the TinyScreen+ using the slide switch. Plug the USB cable into the TinyScreen+ and your computer. Then press and hold the button closest to the USB connector while sliding the switch to the ON position. Then try uploading your program to the TinyScreen+ and it should work. You may need to try this several times if it does not work the first time.
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