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Ai2 Robot Advanced Firmware Download Page

To use the Advanced mode in BricWorks (The Ai2 robots's programming software) you will need to download and install the Ai2 robot's 'Advanced Firmware'. You will also need to download BricWorks and have a programming data cable.

Once you have updated BricWorks to the latest version (V1.5.2) you will need to load the Advanced Firmware into the Ai2.

Installing the Advanced firmware into the Ai2 robot:

  1. Begin by connecting your cable to the Ai2 & launching BricWorks.
  2. As the Advanced firmware is a HEX file format, you will need to select "Program Robot" then "Download Hex File"
  3. The Download Intel Hex file box will pop up, within it you will need to browse for the 'ai2adv-v1-0.hex' file from the location you have saved it to. (file will require unzipping)
  4. You will then need to select which COM port you have the cable and Ai2 robot attached to.
  5. Click on "Start Download"
The Advanced firmware will now be loaded into the Ai2 robot.

Returning the Ai2 robot to basic mode:

  1. Download the Basic Firmware
  2. As the Basic Firmware is in FRM file format, you will need to select "Program Robot" then "Download new Firmware"
  3. The "Download new Firmware" box will pop up, within it you will need to browse for the ai2bas-v1-1.frm file from the location you have saved it to. (file will require unzipping)
  4. You will then need to select which COM port you have the cable and Ai2 robot attached to.
  5. Click on "Start Download"
The Basic Firmware will now be loaded into the Ai2 robot.

Downloads:

Advanced Firmware - ai2adv-v1-0.hex (zipped)

Basic Firmware - ai2bas-v1-1.frm (zipped)

Also visit the BricWorks download page