So I printed the keys of E with print( Object.keys( E ) + " < Those were E's Keys" );
[ ] < Those were Es Keys
can you instead connect interactively to the device and use tab completion? type
E.and the tab key?
it is likely builtin native methods are not in Object.keys
There's nothing anywhere that I've been able to find specifying what devices have "low flash memory". >:-(
Does it mean if you use up too high a RAM % the code will become unavailable?
No it means the firmware is built in such way. The board files have SAVE_ON_FLASH defined
Any help appreciated! I have a PuckJS.
I wanted to use
E.connectSDCard()after wiring an SD card to pins, but I got
So I printed the keys of E with
print( Object.keys( E ) + " < Those were E's Keys" );
I did a hard-reset by holding the button while inserting the battery, then waiting for the LEDs to finish their color changes and the red LED flashed 5 times, then held the button for 1 more second, like the instructions said.
Eis still an empty object. According to the documentation, it should have many functions available on it. https://www.espruino.com/Reference#E
I tried looking up the error, but the troubleshooting documentation just tells me to check for a typo. :-(
Edit: I updated the firmware using the WebIDE a while ago if memory serves, but I have not put any custom firmware on it or anything.
I have been using the PuckJS to control an E-Ink display over SPI, which is working fine. Only the
Eobject is not working. Is there any other relevant information? Hmm.
It's a PuckJS V2. The one with almost no pins and an FET.
I have been trying to make an e-reader by attaching it to a 4.2 inch, 400*300 e-ink display.
The e-ink display's pixels are 1 bit each (for black-white images). The PuckJS didn't have anywhere near enough power to render a 15KB page from a font using bitwise math ops, nor enough RAM to hold more than 1 page in memory. It would take minutes just to "turn the page".
I managed to get streaming 1 page down to under 12 seconds, a huge improvement over the several minute mark, but not usable for every page turn.
Still, it would take about an hour to stream a 300 page book. My idea was to stream the entire book, saving individual pages as files on an SD card. Then, on a page turn forward or back, I could read the appropriate file from the SD card into the array buffer, then stream the array buffer to the e-ink display. (How long will that take? It's still untested...)
HOWEVER! I cannot. Because
E.connectSDCarddoes not exist. :-|
I checked Espruino's source over on GitHub, and "jswrap_file.c" defines "connectSDCard", so I don't think it's deprecated. "spi_diskio.c" looks like it's setting up and controlling an SD card, so I think the functionality does actually exist.
The documentation says "This is not available in devices with low flash memory", but that's a frustratingly useless and ambiguous warning. There's nothing anywhere that I've been able to find specifying what devices have "low flash memory". >:-(
Does it mean if you use up too high a RAM % the code will become unavailable? Does it mean nothing running Espruino ever has this functionality? (Espruino was specifically designed to run on devices with low memory.) Does it mean certain devices from Espruino's shop do / do not have this functionality? (I don't really care in general, I just want to get an SD card working on my PuckJS. I'm sure I can write the SPI commands myself if that's what I'm supposed to do.)