Robert Hamilton

ZStar Project help needed

Discussion created by Robert Hamilton on Sep 7, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2008 by Petr Gargulak
I'm trying to develop a new product utilizing the ZStar wireless 3-axis accelerometer as a component. I love the device, but I'm primarily a hardware guy. So, to simplfy some of the programming necessary, I'm using Visual Basic 2005 in the Net 2.0 framework. So far I've had good sucess except that I'm having random read exceptions being thrown at me. It may be that it will only happen during debug--I haven't compiled/published the code yet. If I can't resolve the problem soon, I may post my code and problem in more detail here.
For now, though, I have a few suggestions for the community of ZStar users and for Freescale:
1. The Demo software works fine, but how about open sourcing the code, fully commented? Afterall, isn't Freescale more about the hardware than about selling little demo software.
2. How about a forum for sensor users? I stuck my post in here because I found a few other ZStar posts in here, but it seems a bit out-of-place.
3. How about supplying/developing some Linux drivers for the ZStar Demo? Hate to be stuck with MicroS--!
Okay, that's all for now.
Hoping for some feedback--!