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Member Since: August 5, 2014

Country: United States

  • You cannot download the Arduino Starter Kit instruction book, but when you download the Arduino IDE, you get all of the sketches for that kit ("10.StarterKit"). The comments include a parts list, but no directions on how to wire them together.

  • I'm working my way through the SIK projects now, and am quite pleased with this introduction to Arduino hardware and software. When I first scanned the SIK Guide, I was disappointed in the minimal comments regarding how the Arduino IDE coding worked, but was pleasantly surprised to discover the extensive and comprehensive comments in the code for each SIK circuit sketch.

    I initially tore my hair out for over an hour trying to upload the first sketch. Every time, I got the same error, "avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding". After combing through several Arduino forum posts, I finally found the solution: “I had to press the Reset Button AFTER I pressed "Upload to I/O Board". And when I say AFTER, I mean 4 to 5 seconds after"(http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,28686.0.html).

    Pressing the reset button pretty much exactly 4 seconds after clicking on 'Upload' seems to be the only way that I can upload a sketch. It works, but it sure seems to be at best, inelegant. Does anyone know a way to fix this problem? I'm running the Arduino IDE on a Mac Mini, using OSX 10.9.4

  • Thanks for that answer. I too was trying to figure out why the heck Circuit #1 had a jumper wire between 5v and the + rail.

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