Getting Started with ZM1-Development Board¶
So you have a shiny new ZM1 Development Board (ZM1-DB) and would like to start playing with it? First, you need to install the Zerynth SDK, it takes just a couple of minutes. When the SDK is installed, you can run Visual Studio Code that comes already configured with our Zerynth extension.
1. Create a project¶
Before connecting the ZM1-DB a project must be created. Zerynth SDK provides a lot of examples that can be easily cloned and used as a starting point for a new project.
Ctrl+Shift+P and type
examples in the popup that VSCode displays.
The popup is the VSCode command palette from which most of the available operations can be launched. Simply choose
Zerynth > Search examples and then type
Hello. Select the
Hello_Zerynth example and provide a folder to clone it from its repository as shown in the figures below. When ready, click
Clone Zerynth Example and you are good to go.
2. Connect and configure the ZM1-DB¶
Connect the ZM1-DB with a USB-C cable to the development machine. The VSCode extension provides a panel labeled Zerynth Control Panel that contains information about the current project.
Press Physical Device and the Zerynth SDK will automatically recognize the ZM1-DB and configure the project accordingly.
3. Run the example¶
Check the project for errors by pressing Build. If everything is ok, you can press Run. The Zerynth SDK compiles the source files, creates a binary firmware and moves it into the ZM1-DB.
Just press Console and the serial output of ZM1-DB will appear in the VSCode terminal.
4. Explore the ZM1-DB¶
For more information on the ZM1-DB hardware features, components and user manual, Please refer to the ZM1-DB Hardware page
Zerynth can do much more than a simple Hello World, for additional examples refer to: