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1  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 09, 2012, 04:40:58 am
Hi CrossRoads:

The driver changes worked!  It's been a few hours since I first started trying to set this up, but after reading some websites on several issues surrounding this situation, I got the programmer to work.  There is also an issue with a file called 'avrdude.conf' or something.  I cleaned up the drivers issue first, and then changed the 'avrdude.conf' file and I can install the bootloader into the fresh chips.  It all works now.  Thanks for the help.
2  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 07, 2012, 12:46:25 pm
Hi CrossRoads:

I dug way down into that file area on my arduino installation, and I have 14 files there too (the same umber as you).  Maybe I tried to use the avrisp prior to installing the drivers??  The fact that the optical drive isn't working doesn't really help here either.  I can look at the cd  (on another pc), that was provided with the avrisp when I bought it, maybe it would work to put the entire contents of the cd onto a thumb drive (should I be fortunate enough to have it in fact only be a cd -- not a dvd).
3  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 07, 2012, 09:16:30 am
The PC should recognize the MKii being plugged in.
If not, do the New Hardware install thing or Linux equivlent and use the drivers provided with Arduino, my path is:
c:\\arduino-1.0.1\hardware\tools\avr\utils\libusb\bin
(might have the slashes backwards there)

You do have avrdude installed if you have the IDE running.
Yes, can burn & re-burn to your hearts content, up to 10,000 times or maybe 100,000 times, I don't remember the number in the datasheet.

I'd start with the MKii driver.



I'm in a windows environment.  After some digging around on the web, I'm starting to see that I need a 'JTAGICE mkii' driver in the same folder as the windriver file.  My dvd player on this laptop is toast.  I'd like to put that jtagice file in there, but can't seem to get it to load (don't really know how to load it).  When I bought the AVRISP programmer, I got a disk that says 'technical library' with it.  I have other PC's at the house here, but I think I should just be able to get the file off of the web.  It's giving me fits trying to get the 'JTAGICE' file in there.  Maybe windows issues are outside this forum's scope, but I'm not sure how to get it in there.
4  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 06, 2012, 09:34:02 am
Did you read the prior reply? Connect the AVRISP MKii to the Uno, plug in your blank chip

Board must be powered from USB, or from Barrel Jack/wallwart.  Then:
Tools: Board: Arduino Uno
Tools: Programmer: AVRISP MKii
Tools: Burn Bootloader



Am I supposed to in some way inform the PC / Arduino environment which port the avtisp mkii is on???  The response I get from the Arduino IDE is: 'error while burning bootloader'  and also 'avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"  '

Am I supposed to have avrdude on board this laptop??  I don't even know what avrdude is.  Would it (if I had it) be used in conjunction with (in the background of) the arduino environment???  I currently use Arduino Release  0023.   ????  By the way, I'm using a previously burned fully operational atmega chip.  I'm of the belief that one can just keep burning and keep burning and keep burning this bootloader out to any chip if one desires, regardless of the fact that the arduino system is already fully functional (as is the case here) ???  I don't know what the heck to do.
5  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 04, 2012, 03:50:09 am
Did you read the prior reply? Connect the AVRISP MKii to the Uno, plug in your blank chip

Board must be powered from USB, or from Barrel Jack/wallwart.  Then:
Tools: Board: Arduino Uno
Tools: Programmer: AVRISP MKii
Tools: Burn Bootloader



OK: 

I'll try this in a couple of days and go from there.
6  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 03, 2012, 09:37:42 am
October 03, 2012

I have owned an avrisp mkii for quite some time.  I'm trying to use an uno board, to which I will supply plus 5 Volts, and then, I will upload the bootloader into many multiple 328 (the many suffixes I have yet to really understand) mcu's.  I fire up the arduino ide, and I supply the plus 5 and hook up the avrisp mkii to the uno, but then I guess I have to put some type of a sketch or whatever into the arduino text editor.  I don't know what that sketch or text (or what ever it is) is supposed to look like, I don't know where to get it from, I don't know if I have to tell the arduino ide what port the avrisp mkii is hooked up to, I don't know how to arrive at what that port actually is.  The questions are boundless.  I don't know any of these answers ?????  Any help would be appreciated.
7  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: Bootloader to ATmega 328P on: October 02, 2012, 12:35:53 am
Anyone else can look at this forum possibly??  I own a avrisp mkii programmer, and some uno boards.  I'm trying to fire up the arduino IDE, and then plug in the avrisp programmer, but I don't really know what else to do.  Things aren't doing anything.  I'm short some of the steps that I'm supposed to follow.  Any Help would be appreciated.
8  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: 328P-PU and 168PA-PU bootloader problems on: September 30, 2012, 08:41:49 pm
September 30, 2012

Hello:

This section of the forum is generalized enough, I hope, such that I can post my question here.  I own an avrisp mkii programmer (built by atmel I think), and multiple arduino boards.  I have plugged the avrisp mkii into one serial port on my laptop here, and am using a second arduino board strictly as a power source.

I pass power from the 'not to be programmed' arduino over to the 'to be programmed' one (plus 5 volts), I fire up the arduino IDE, and try to progam the awainting board from inside the Arduino IDE.  ?????  I'm obviously not getting all of the steps done here, because it's giving me trouble.  I don't even get any notification of any kind that there is a commencement of programming, or anything like that.  ?????

There's 950 bezillion sources out there on how to go about this, but it just isn't very clear what everyone is saying.  I don't even need the second arduino (the 'not to be programmed' one).  I could just use a 7805 in it's place.  I know that one of the ways to program the target arduino is to place a second arduino into the mix, but I'm not pursueing this option here just now.  Using the 'second arduino into the mix' option strikes me as something that I would like to master as well, but I just want to nail the 'w/ avrisp mkii' process first.  I can't figure out what I'm missing here.  Seems like it should be simple enough,   ???????   Can anyone offer some help???
9  Topics / Home Automation and Networked Objects / Re: HELP - Arduino + Ethernet Shield - Button Just work with Internet Explorer on: August 13, 2012, 12:42:04 am
August 13, 2012


Hi:

In regard to Michael Margolis's book (Arduino Cookbook), there are a couple of programs on page 500 (give or take) of the book.  Does anyone know if these time type sketches will be forward compatible with ipv6 whenever it gets fully implemented?  I'm not sure that there will be a huge snag issue surrounding the upgrade, but I'm not sure that there will NOT be one either???  Any help with this would be appreciated.
10  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: problem communicating between arduino's over ethernet on: August 11, 2012, 02:23:31 pm
In regard to Michael Margolis's book (Arduino Cookbook), there are a couple of programs on page 500 (give or take) of the book.  Does anyone know if these time type sketches will be forward compatible with ipv6 whenever it gets fully implemented?  I'm not sure that there will be a huge snag issue surrounding the upgrade, but I'm not sure that there will NOT be one either???
11  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Ethernet Shield v1.1 and DHT11 humidity conflicts? on: August 11, 2012, 02:19:52 pm
In regard to Michael Margolis's book (Arduino Cookbook), there are a couple of programs on page 500 (give or take) of the book.  Does anyone know if these time type sketches will be forward compatible with ipv6 whenever it gets fully implemented?  I'm not sure that there will be a huge snag issue surrounding the upgrade, but I'm not sure that there will NOT be one either???
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