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Arma el MK USB

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Arma el MK USB

Arma el MK USB


The MK-USB is a USB adapter to program and parameterize the Mikrokopter.

He is on one side with a USB-miniUSB cable connected to the PC.
On the other hand, can be connected via two 10-pin male connectors assemblies.
By setting a jumper, the target board can be supplied if required (handy for example when testing individual small components that require only 5V).

/!\ Attention! For programming and parameterization of the MikroKopter the jumper should be drawn. 
/!\ The copter should be powered by a stabilized power supply (for first start!) or battery!

On all pre-populated circuit boards (FlightCtrlNaviCtrlMK3Mag,...) is a bootloader installed. So it is very easy to update a current software .

A boot loader can not be installed with the MK-USB. If you want to assemble your own circuit boards, you can do this with a appropriate Atmega with pre-installed bootloader (in the Shop to buy), or install the boot loader with an ISP programmer (like this Sercon). 

{i} Not all bootloaders are public! Therefor are processors in the shop with pre-installed bootloader.


Circuit points

The MK-USB has three ports. 

  • x1 -> Mini-USB connector port for connecting to the computer.

  • x2 -> SIO Connection to FlightCtrl or NaviCtrl

  • x3 -> EPI Connection to MK3Mag or BLCtrl

So the sockets are later placed the right way, is right next to the solder pad, the number "1 " printed.



The first thing to be fitted to the MK-USB with the remaining parts (2 x 10-pin headers, 1 x 2-pin connector).

The MK-USB finish soldered with pin headers:

/!\ Take care of a proper soldering / Contact of the pin connectors!



On all boards (MK-USB, FlightCtrl, NaviCtrl, etc.) next to the right pin is the number "1" printed.
Take care that the flat ribbon cable are connect correctly. Connect pin "1" of the MK-USB to pin "1" of the board you connect.

On the connector is on the front of a small arrow. This marks the PIN "1".A ribbon cable is crimped with the red side of this arrow.


Driver Installation

To use the MK-USB to a computer can be installed for your operating system drivers.





Here you find the latest driver: VCP-driver


After installation of the the driver and insert the MK-USB, you should be finding the MK-USB in Windows Device Manager under "Ports (COM & LPT)".

Here you can find the COM port for the MK-USB and you can change it (if needed) under "Properties".

In the Device Manager can be accessed through the Control Panel, or type in >Start>Run "devmgmt.msc".


In KopterTool the COM port can be adjusted in the terminal window.
To get into the terminal window, simply click on Firmware Update & Terminal in KopterTool.

Clicking on Debug ... to return back to the main window.Linux

In the Device Manager can be accessed through the Control Panel or Linux, take the USB FTDI Single Port Serial Driver, which is available in the current kernel. The module is ftdi_sio.ko and the symbol USB_SERIAL_FTDI_SIO.
The MK-USB adapter should be available under / dev are / ttyUSBx . The following output should provide "dmesg":

ftdi_sio 2-2:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected 
drivers/usb/serial ftdi_sio.c: Detected FT232RL 
usb 2-2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0



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