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Where is the bit file created by the Arduino IDE

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Hi,

I'm new this (as you will guess in a moment).

I have successfully used the Arduino IDE to load the Hello World sketch in the Arduino examples folder into the SPI flash of my Papilio one (500), and I can get it to send Hello World out of the serial port. I powered down the board just to check it was in the flash and that the Hello World app would run after powering up again, and it did, as expected.

I then thought about loading the bit file using the papilio loader. Only I can't find it (by doing a seach for *.bit) on my PC.

Does anyone know if its stored under another name or is it erased from the hard drive after being loaded by the Arduino IDE?

thanks

Alex

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Alex,

Hold down the left shift key when you press the upload icon and it will cause verbose output. You will then be able to see the temporary directory that the sketch is compiled in. You will find the bit file there.

Thanks,

Jack.

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Thanks Jack. That worked a treat. I was able to copy the out.bit file onto my desktop and then from there into the Papilio one SPI flash using the standalone papilio loader.

I had to make sure that I did not exit the Arduino IDE before copying the file onto the desktop, as the IDE cleans up the directory erasing the file, on exit.

Alex

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