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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Using an STK500 as a standalone Arduino Board on: July 19, 2007, 11:10:22 am
Mellis,

Thanks for the reply.  I will give the crystal a try.  I'll post my progress tomorrow after I get the crystal.  Talk to you then.

-Jay
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Using an STK500 as a standalone Arduino Board on: July 19, 2007, 09:05:23 am
Hello.

I am relatively new to AVR development, and I recently happened upon the Arduino project.  I am curious to know if it is possible to put an ATMega8 in my STK500, and use the Arduino IDE to interface the ATMega8, without buying a fully built Arduino board.  I have successfully uploaded the bootloader by following these instructions.  But when I try to upload sketches through the Arduino IDE, I get nothing but "programmer not responding" errors.  After reviewing the Arduino schematics, I don't see why this shouldn't work.  I have a feeling that all I need is the right settings on the STK500.  I know that the Arduino hardware requires a 16 Mhz external crystal, but can't the STK500 supply the clock source it needs?  Or will I need to put an actual crystal in the "crystal" slot on the STK500?  If I need to put in an external crystal, does the STK500 supply the 20 pF capacitors that usually accompany the crystal?  Thanks in advance for your help.  Talk to you soon.

-Jay
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