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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443317 08/25/21 08:19 PM
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I've seen Ian's directions for updating the Air's software, but I haven't seen anything that instructs how to upgrade an Air that's getting both a new Raspberry board and the software upgrade. I asked on a tech support ticket a few weeks ago but have heard nothing back.

Has anyone received instructions on how to update the hardware in addition to the software that they might be willing to share?

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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443318 08/25/21 09:01 PM
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I'm not saying what you're doing is evil but Axiom isn't obliged to give instructions for what you're trying to do. I suppose this is analogous to buying a fridge and wanting to upgrade the compressor. You won't find instructions for that in the manual. laugh


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443319 08/25/21 09:36 PM
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Ian personally sent me the Raspberry board and update. He just didn't give me any instructions at all.


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443320 08/25/21 09:39 PM
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Ian sometimes doesn't completely think things through because he's thinking of too many things. smile I get what you're saying though. Poor Mark...and Ian.


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443321 08/25/21 09:57 PM
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I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad when I think things all the way through and management says I'm being very negative. smile The plight of an engineer.


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443324 08/26/21 03:28 AM
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If your good mechanically … then …

The pi is at the bottom of the unit. I’d look at it and try to figure out how it comes out. Keep track of what screws, parts, & connectors go where (take pictures as you go) … so you can put it back together.

One more thing… the pi has a multi-pin connector on it which usually is connected directly (& screwed) to another board.

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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443326 08/26/21 01:17 PM
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I would likely be comfortable physically replacing the board; I assume it wouldn't be much different than replacing a card or board in a PC. But I wouldn't be confident that simply replacing the board will allow the unit to boot up normally and allow me to upgrade the firmware.

Some confirmation of the "big picture" would be helpful; the order of doing things, etc.

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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443327 08/26/21 02:04 PM
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Provided the firmware is already loaded in the board, boot-up won't be a problem.


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
ColeS #443329 08/26/21 03:59 PM
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Be careful how you handle the board. Try not to touch pins or components. Static isn't kind. Discharge yourself on a doorknob and do the work on a wooden or concrete floor with bare feet. Wearing a lime mankini will provide some extra comfort.


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Re: Trying to re-start the Kickstarter AxiomAir
Mojo #443330 08/28/21 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo
Provided the firmware is already loaded in the board, boot-up won't be a problem.
That makes sense ... if Ian sent you the board it probably has a sim in it with the software ... check if there a sim card in the sim slot (silver shield thing on underside of the pi ... sim card would stick out a bit beyond the edge of the board)

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