OSX

Maix2 Dock Serial Comms

Paul Goulbourn
The easiest way to check that the SD Card you have created is working is to connect to the device over the serial port. Picocom is a great tool providing terminal emulation over USB serial. For OSX a quick install can be performed via : brew install picocom Plug your Mac USB-C cable into the USB-UART port on the Maix 2 board. You can connect to the device using the USB serial device.
Maix2 Dock Image Burning On OSX

Maix2 Dock Image Burning On OSX

Paul Goulbourn
All the forum posts I could find assumed access to either Windows or Linux machines to burn the firmware onto an SD card. I needed a couple of goes at this when trying from my Mac. The main issue I had was how to remove and recreate one partition from the initial image. i.e. how to grow that partition to use the remaining space on the SD Card. I found a way of using Virtualbox to do this as outlined below.