Member Since: November 22, 2011

Country: United States

  • yeah, but the problem is that the AVR programmer doesn't show up as any COM port for me

  • I am able to get this hardware to install on my Win7 64bit, but as far as actually using it with the Arduino software, no luck.

    It doesn't show up as a COM port, and using Arduino 1.0's "upload using programmer" gives me errors such as:

    avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1 Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override this check.

    Can anyone who has actually used this device with the Arduino software, please post a video of the full usage? Uploading directly to any atmega chip.

    That would help me a lot, and I'm sure many others out there that are at my not-expert level :)

  • Has anyone found any examples of how to set this up with wiring and code with an Arduino? It's hard to travel down a new technology without seeing a working example to go off of.

  • I got this one because it seem'd like it would be the "best" in the higher end boards, and would let me do all the basic stuff I need to do. But it seems like I can't use it as an ISP to put code on my MiniPro or an atTiny chip.

    All the online information I find only mentions using an Uno or Duemilanove for these 2 operations. Of course I didn't notice that until after I bought the Mega2560 :).

    Am I wrong in thinking that I now have to buy an Uno to accomplish those 2 things? Or am I just messing up with my attempts?


  • So this revision can still be used as an ISP to put code onto the 18 "Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz" and the "atTiny" series chips?

    I just want to be sure, because it seems like every time I buy something, it turns out I need to buy something else to support it :)

  • When you do get to start recording the classes, it would be nice if you setup a 4 way split of the video (and put it into 1080p on youtube), for diff angles of the class.

    could be something like...

    1: medium wide shot of instructor/workbench.

    2: tight top view of circuitry work taking place.

    3: tight slightly elevated front shot of circuitry work taking place.

    4: 45deg angle shot of circuitry work taking place.

    that way people could watch it in 1080p and for sure be able to see what details are happening, and it would take less on-site time to film. Unless you have the room and personnel to move around getting an un-obstructed view of the details the whole time :)

    or if you wanted to get crazy with it, could have some diagrams being displayed in correlation with the discussion happening in the class.

    just some thoughts! can't wait to see whatever you put up. :)

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