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avalon90

Dear Arduino

Why is so complicated for a new user that experiment with differente Arduino boards like UNO, Nano and others no to have the drivers part already taking care of it.

Thank you

Carlos Cortez

DrAzzy

If you have an official board, when you install the Arduino IDE, it installs the drivers so that no special action is required.

For clones, you typically do have to download and install drivers for their built-in serial adapter (since they use a different one from the official board). But when you use a clone, you're paying about 1/5th of what you would pay for an official board! (and they do generally work, once correct driver is in)

Basically, if you want a trouble-free setup experience suitable for a new Arduino user, buy an official board not a clone.
If you know what you're doing, and know how to google for drivers and follow directions, then go ahead and save money with the clones and deal with the process of configuring them (though - like I do - I recommend periodically donating some money to Arduino if you're using it actively to support continued development).
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rick007chakrabortyg10

hi,I am a kid of 12 years and trying to build...things with arduino uno r3 it was working properly while I am experimenting but suddenly a little bit of smoke came from somewhere and windows 7 displayed a message on the screen that  the usb device which was connected to my board is malfunctioned .I  connected my arduino to all the usb ports in my computer's cpu but it was saying the same thing .Then I went to device manager and saw there was a file named unknown device in universal serial bus controllers.I clicked on that looking for the properties and there I saw line like..."windows has detected problems in this device and has stopped it(code 43).
can you please help me ...I am waiting for your reply.
 
thanks

DrAzzy

hi,I am a kid of 12 years and trying to build...things with arduino uno r3 it was working properly while I am experimenting but suddenly a little bit of smoke came from somewhere and windows 7 displayed a message on the screen that  the usb device which was connected to my board is malfunctioned .I  connected my arduino to all the usb ports in my computer's cpu but it was saying the same thing .Then I went to device manager and saw there was a file named unknown device in universal serial bus controllers.I clicked on that looking for the properties and there I saw line like..."windows has detected problems in this device and has stopped it(code 43).
can you please help me ...I am waiting for your reply.
 
thanks
Smoke let out? You damaged the board in some way while experimenting; usually you need to do something bad to the power rails to get that sort of result. Discard the board and purchase a new one - if the USB is dead as a result of a hardware fault, you can't fix it at home (the part that failed is not the socketed chip if USB is dead - it's one of those surface mount chips that you can't really replace without hot air rework equipment; and usually when that happens, several parts are damaged)

Also, in the future, do not hijack the threads of other people with completely different issues. Start a new thread if you have an unrelated problem.
ATtiny core for 841+1634+828 and x313/x4/x5/x61/x7/x8 series Board Manager:
http://drazzy.com/package_drazzy.com_index.json
ATtiny breakouts (some assembled), mosfets and awesome prototyping board in my store http://tindie.com/stores/DrAzzy

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