I’ve just uploaded a new version of the controller. It has one new feature, and that’s a built-in java console. If you press “C” in the controller, the console will pop up, and start echoing out all the internal messages and things that are useful while debugging.
This is really aimed at Kongorilla and Gensior who have been bumping into a problem that makes their machine lock up. It will also be useful with general debugging, reporting faults etc. The firmware is actually fairly verbose, so often gives some insight into what it thinks you’ve asked it to do – should you care to look. Normally this is visible in the console if you run the app from the Processing IDE, but if you run from the binaries, all this juicy goodness gets lost.
If you aren’t having any issues, then it’s not important that you update. The only other fix in this is to remove escape as a key that will close the app. That’s just a little too close for comfort.
EDIT- I have just incorporated a minor firmware fix into the zip that fixes this hanging problem in some cases. I will continue to work on getting a proper fix. Thanks to Kongorilla and Gensior for working with me on testing this. (details).
or update direct from the SVN.