squirrel1

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  1. So does your point (1) mean that if I want to connect the server programmatically to a portable device that I need to do this by calling into and perhaps modifying the C++ library that is installed at the libraries/HTTPServer directory? As for your point (2), I seem to have a case of "it runs on my machine" syndrome. I have several different controls and styles that run correctly locally on my laptop but not on the project server. As a consequence, I am considering moving the html code off of the WF32 and onto my portable device. Unfortunately, this introduces its own set of problems. For example, it no longer runs on any arbitrary portable device that has hotspot functionality but instead must be installed first on the portable device. I know you said you added a link to test this but have you tried text formatting, such as bolding? For example, can you add a readonly input box that sets the text, font and bolding in a separate css file? This is one example of what I am unable to do. Thanks again! squirrel1
  2. A few more questions: 1) Is it possible to force a reset on the server and reconnect the server to a portable device without recompiling or unplugging it? 2) - It is displaying the text in my htm file so we know that it is finding it correctly. - It is drawing my image correctly so we know that it knows how to navigate folders. - But something is losing the formatting. HomePage.htm says: "The SD file system can contain HTML pages, JPEGs, GIFs, ICOs, TXT, MPEGs, WMVs, JSs, and XMLs for download to the browser;" but says nothing about css files, which are integral to the html framework. Is it possible that the server is not reading the css correctly or at all? Thanks, squirrel1
  3. I am connecting the WF32 to my wifi hotspot now. It seems to be a function of the names allowed by the server software. Initially, the length of the name of my phone was 21 characters including 2 spaces. So I removed the spaces and it still didn't work. But I gave it a 5 character name with no spaces and it connected. Is there an 8 character limit to the server name as with file names? Maybe this is something that could be included in the server software documentation? The problem that I'm having now is that I'm using an HTML flexbox that fails to display. The browser on my phone displays the contents of the flexbox cells vertically along the left margin without drawing the grid. It displays fine locally on my laptop. The browser software on my phone is current. An alternate version that uses constant input boxes arranged in div blocks displays with some of the formatting missing. Also, I am unable to load the page over my wifi network either to my phone or to my laptop. It generates no error message, just a blank browser window. Do you have any idea what might be going on here? The last note is that there is a feature in the Arduino IDE UI that brings up a window with the path to the current project. Earlier, I asked how to find the path to the project, and I chose a long and difficult way to determine this path. But then I learned to just go to Sketch > Show Sketch Folder and it comes right up. I hope this saves somebody some time. Thanks for helping me to troubleshoot this! squirrel1
  4. JColvin, thanks for these pointers. I have successfully built this project locally and brought up its main html page over my wifi network. The problem I'm having now is that I need to run it in an environment without an external wifi network, using the wifi hotspot functionality of a mobile device. It seems like this should be possible but I am unable to get it to connect to the hotspot on my mobile device. Am I missing something here? Or will this require different project source code? Thanks very much. squirrel1
  5. Correct, I was compiling the project as downloaded from here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-IPad-Mount-Control-Using-WF32/ as directed by this thread: https://forum.digilentinc.com/topic/5477-wf32-project-with-user-interface-and-wifi/ So I loaded the project on the File menu as you indicated, and it compiled and uploaded. Now I am missing the instructions on what to do next. There are some instructions in the deWebIOServer file but they seem to be lacking some important points. I need to copy the project to a local location so I can modify it. Where are these files located on the hard drive (given that I'm on OSX)? Then I need to copy files to the SD card. Are these at the same location? Can I use the instructions at the instructables link above? Thanks again, squirrel1
  6. deWebIOServer_compile_output_Digilent_core_2018-01-24.txtdeWebIOServer_compile_output_Digilent_core_2018-01-24.txtI gather from these discussions that I need to try the same project with the same IDE and the same hardware but with a different core. So I installed the Digilent core, reset the board to "chipKIT WF32", and recompiled. I got a different set of error messages, which is progress, right? Arduino->WF32 no longer appears as an option, which is good, right? I have posted the compile output. Do you recognize any of these errors? A few sanity checks: Do I need to download a new project with the same name from a different location as the old one to make this work? The IDE is the same in all of these cases but the core is different, right? Also, earlier in this thread, there is talk of the ESP8266 core. Would there be any use in trying this? Also, I'm running on a MacBook as opposed to Windows, which shouldn't matter, should it? Thanks, squirrel1
  7. JColvin, Thanks for your reply. I have a couple of questions the answers to which might help me get this working. 1) Is it possible that I installed the libraries in the wrong place on my hard drive so the project is not recognizing them? 2) Are there any other potential gotchas in project installation that would cause it not to build? 3) Can we swap out the chipKIT core version for another version to make this work? 4) Can we swap out the project for another project that does something similar but that builds with either of the cores? 5) What exactly is the function of the 'core' in these projects? Thanks again for your help. squirrel1
  8. JColvin, I have verified all of the steps that are required for a setup of this project and it checks out. I have attached a complete build output. Unfortunately, the copy-paste version is not color coded like it is in the IDE but hopefully you can follow what is going on. Instead, I have put notes in where there is an item of interest. I hope you can follow. Thanks so much for your help. squirrel1 deWebIOServer_compile_output_2018-01-18.txt
  9. I am having a similar problem with this project, deWebIOServer. It breaks in the same place, with error: /Users/<my_account_name>/Library/Arduino15/packages/chipKIT/hardware/pic32/1.4.3/libraries/DFATFS/DFATFS.h:136: undefined reference to `DFILE::fsputc(char)' I'm running a WF32 connected with USB to a MacBook running the latest OSX. Did anybody ever find a solution to this problem? Can anybody help me figure out why this won't compile? Thanks!
  10. Hello! I'm new to chipKit development but need to build a project on this platform and hope somebody can suggest some tools and libraries to help me. I have a WF32 board that I am connecting to my Macintosh. On this board, I need to create a user interface that displays data to the user on a tablet and communicates this data to the tablet over the on board wifi interface. I would like to use this wifi interface to communicate a data file to a base station and eventually over a cellular connection back to a server over the internet. I have scanned the projects on the digilentinc site and found nothing in the way of user interfaces, tablets or wifi the way that I want to use them. I found the displayCore library on the chipKit site which seems like it might be a solution: http://chipkit.net/p-p-pic-up-a-tft-with-chipkit-and-displaycore/ But I have been unable to get any response back from requests to join this forum. Can somebody please tell me if there is a tool set or project out there that does what I want to do? Thanks! squirrel1