Flash the PCC
To flash your PCC, you need to download and install a tool called BOSSA first.
Go to this page and download and install
bossa-x64-<version>.msi file for Windows, or the
Make sure to install the device drivers that it prompts you to install as well.
Download this installer file
Run through the setup wizard
For Linux, you’ll need to compile and run BOSSA from source.
git clone https://github.com/shumatech/BOSSA sudo apt install build-essential libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev libreadline-dev # if libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev cannot be found, run `sudo apt-cache search libwxgt*` # and install the next closest match cd BOSSA make -j ./bin/bossa
After getting BOSSA installed, you need to also download the PCC firmware that you’ll
be loading. Go to the
AVR release page
and download the
Download this firmware file
Now you’re ready to flash your PCC! Follow the next steps exactly to not run into any issues.
First, plug your PCC into your computer with the provided MicroUSB cable.
Open Device Manager in Windows, and you should see at least one entry under “Ports (COM & LPT)” (if this doesn’t happen, that’s okay, it means the firmware isn’t loaded or corrupted, but we’re about to overwrite it anyways).
Normal PCC COM port
Quickly double-tap the little reset button right next to the MicroUSB connector. The LED next to the button should briefly flash red before turning solid green.
Additionally, the PCC should also now show up as a USB device in Windows titled “FEATHERBOOT”, and the COM port you saw before should now be gone and replaced with one with a different number.
Bootloader PCC COM port
This puts the PCC into bootloader mode so we can flash new firmware.
Open BOSSA and select the COM port that has now shown up from the previous step,
or the serial device
ttyACM0. Also select the firmware file you downloaded.
WarningForgetting this next step will cause lots of confusing results!
In BOSSA, make sure to put in a flash offset of
0x4000 and select “Erase all”.
Now, you can hit the “Write” button!
You can also optionally click the “Verify” button as well just to make sure everything flashed correctly.
Finally, to get the PCC out of bootloader mode, and make sure the firmware is working correctly, unplug the PCC and plug it back in, or press the reset button once. The bright green LED should remain off and the original COM port should show back up in device manager.
SuccessYou’re now ready to test it out!