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1  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Problem requiring reflash? on: July 04, 2013, 09:16:23 am
I'm having a problem with some AVR 168p's which sometimes requires a reflash to perform properly.

The problem seems to randomly appear from time to time. I have several 168p's in a system and when I turn the system on, each should seperatly generate a pulse on an LED, to verify that they have been turned on an initialized correctly. Once in a while, however, this is not the case. I've then tried removing the card with the given controller, and powering it on seperatly from the others. Still no response. I tried measuring voltages around the board, to make sure that the IC was being sufficiently supplied. I found no discrepancies.

However when I reflash the software to the card, it works flawlessly again.

I looked through the code and made sure that there is no writing being done to neither the EEPROM or Flash memory. So in my mind there should be no difference between turning the power off and on again, and completely reflashing the card with the same software.

This is becoming a major source of frustration for me, as it seems completely random and seemingly impossible to track down the error.

Does anyone have any experience akin to mine or any suggestions for tracking down the error?

Please let me know if any additional information is required. I'm sorry if this was posted in the wrong forum, since parts of my question talks about my specific project, but I felt that this was more heavily related to the IC itself and the project was just there to provide context.
2  Development / Other Hardware Development / Arduino ADK component for Eagle on: April 08, 2013, 09:16:18 am

I'm trying to develop a shield for use with the Arduino ADK. I'm however having trouble finding an Eagle Library which supports the extra pins - Most seem to focus on the smaller Arduino form. Does anyone know where I could download a working library for it? I've tried looking at the existing footprint for the ADK, but my Eagle-fu isn't what is used to be, so I'm unsure about how to actually make a library from it.

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