Arduboy FX Activator

The Arduboy FX Activator is available on Github

What is Arduboy FX Activator?

It is the tool required to activate blank Arduboy FX mod-chips and update Arduboy FX in general. It consists of a Python GUI script for easy uploading and a Arduboy program(sketch) to flash the mod chip MCU and Arduboy FX bootloader.



Thank you! I preordered my mod chip the other day without the games and am glad there’s such an easy way to flash it.


Here is a video of me using the activator:


I am so Freak’n Excited!

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@Mr.Blinky awesome stuff!
But your button highlights are triggering me! :wink:
The illumination is 45° :arrow_lower_left: for the + pad, but directly overhead :arrow_down: for the A, B-buttons…
Can I raise a PR to illuminate them at 45° too …? :see_no_evil:

I’m not sure what you mean.

He is referring to the pixel graphics for the menu, the shadow/highlight effect is not consistent. It might look more consistent the other way but I suspect having the symmetry of each button is actually more aesthetically pleasing. Also not a ton of room for the shadow/highlight.

Ah I understand and see it now. I doodled them up and didn’t give it another look :blush: @acedent feel free to tweak the gfx.

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Also, where’s the repo for the boot loader (/ other places this may need to be tweaked) ?

The repo for the bootloader is here but it’s very outdated. I have not decided yet whether to update it or seperate it from that repo. The loader screen isn’t part of the bootloader.

The loader menu screen is part of the cart, so you’d be sending pull request to the arduboyfxtest

I’ve updated the activator sketch with a new bootloader and Also tweaked the GFX a bit.

With the new bootloader pressing A or B button on a category screen doesn’t return to the loader screen but will select the 1st item in the list as if you were pressing the down button.

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Updated the FX Activator once more. It contains a new bootloader. This new bootloader scrolls in the loader screen from left to right. Also updated the flash image to @bateske’s latest test.

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