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Member Since: August 7, 2014

Country: Hungary

  • Yesterday I started out with two shiny new defective MicroViews, today I have two shiny new fully functional units, plus a lot more experience with uploading bootloaders. I had a USBASP programmer lying around which I purchased sometime in the past without real knowledge how to use it, and it turned out to be a great decision.

    Before using it I tried using an Arduino as a programmer, but I couldn't figure out the correct avrdude parameters, so I decided to give the programmer a shot.

    What I did was the following: I am on a Mac, so I installed the CrossPack-AVR package and downloaded the .hex file mentioned above.

    I opened the case with a small knife, pushing the lens to one side. It comes out this way with no visible damage, but I had to be very careful. After this, I lifted the top of the screen a away from the PCB to reveal the additional 3 holes I need. After examinigin what Ben Kearns (Thank you! :) ) wrote here yesterday I used the following routing: Programmer Pin 1 (MISO) -> Pin 12 (inside) Programmer Pin 2 (SCK) -> Pin 13 (inside) Programmer Pin 3 (Reset) -> Pin 1 (outside) Programmer Pin 5 (MOSI) -> Pin 11 (inside) Programmer Pin 9 (Ground)-> Pin 8 (outside) Programmer Pin 10 (+5V) -> Pin 10 (outside)

    After setting this up and connecting the programmer to a USB port I navigated to the directory where the .hex file was located at, and I ran this command: avrdude -P USB -b 19200 -c usbasp -p m328p -v -e -U flash:w:MicroView_combined_8-19-14.hex -U lock:w:0x0F:m

    This did the trick, and now both of my MicroViews are functioning fine, running different sketches. I hope this helps someone out, as I was a complete novice when I started to do this.