How to get new Freescale sensor boards to work on Windows 7

If you've purchased one of the new Freescale dev kits online, you may have noticed that the board does not work out of the box on Windows 7. The default mode is for Freescale demos.

There are two options to get this board to work on Windows 7:

  1. Repeatedly tap the E8 capacative touch button while you plug in the board (keep tapping until you see the alternate flashing red LEDs) - see the picture below. This will not persist across reboots unfortunately.

  2. Update the firmware on the board - You can use firmware from one of the sensor development kits (pictured below) or download the package from Microsoft (We dont' have this public yet)

I will post download details and firmware update instructions when the download is posted.

See ya,

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