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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / bootloader is getting corrupted - why? on: November 15, 2006, 09:56:28 pm
OK, so I'm doing my own homemade arduino setup.  I'm burning the bootloader onto ATmega8s with my STK500 & then using the Arduino software to reprogram homemade boards.  My homemade boards consist of the ATmega8, a resonator, filtering cap & RS232 chip attached to a serial port.  My problem is that once I begin to attach additional hardware to my homemade boards - ie: LEDs & sensors - the bootloader seems to randomly get corrupted or erased & I need to periodically but unpredictably reburn the bootloader before I can use the Arduino software to program my chips.  Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?

I should mention that the homemade boards are being used by novices & all sorts of funky things are happening - little shorts, frequent resets, etc.

Thanks for your insight & help!!
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