Connecting to the RPi Debug Clip On Windows

This tutorial was done on Windows 7, as long as you've followed the driver installation guide for windows 8 then the rest will be the same.

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Written Guide:

Step 1

Begin by having a RPi flashed with the Raspbian Operating System and then push the debug clip onto your Pi. After then plug in the debug clip to your computer or laptop.

Step 2

Windows will now detect the device and install the drivers on Windows 7 or if you are using windows 8 it will then use the drivers you have installed.

Step 3

Next navigate to Start -> Devices & Printers / Search -> Devices and then you should get a screen like the following appear.

Next click on MCP2221 to view details of the clip's IC

Step 4

You should now have the following window open:

At the top click the tab that says "Hardware", after which the following screen should appear

At the bottom of the list you should see the device for a USB Serial Port. Make a note of the com port which is different for every machine, mine has set it to com4. The com port may also change depending on what USB port you plug the clip into and if you use multiple clips at the same time.

Step 5

Next we need to download a serial terminal, my favorite is Putty which can be found here

On the putty download page scroll down to download just Putty.exe , after it downloads you may move it to the desktop or documents folder and then launch it. A screen like the following should appear.

On this screen we need to change a couple of options.

  1. On the connection type click serial.
  2. On the big box which says COM1 change this to the com port your clip is on, in my case 4
  3. In speed change 9600 to 115200
  4. Optional - Type in a name into the saved sessions box such as "Debug Clip Com 4" and click save. This will save the details for next time.

Your screen should now look like this.

Step 6

Finally click Open and the connection to the Raspberry Pi will open.

Press enter once and the login screen should appear for the terminal.

Congratulations! You have successfully setup the RPi debug clip on windows.