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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Arduino NANO Pinout Diagram on: December 26, 2013, 02:51:29 pm
It looks 1ike identification is wrong for at least physical pin 16. It is not an OC1A per datasheet doc8161-2.pdf. 

Beautiful pdfs--- I enjoy using them.
2  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Wireless Servo motor control via XBee on: September 10, 2013, 10:30:24 am
Interesting note: The single servo code looks almost exactly like that posted by Jeremy Blum in 2011.

If you took his and cut-n-pasted it would be the right thing to note that used his directions to get your single servo to work. Even using the same components.
3  Topics / Robotics / Re: SOLVED !!!! xbee easytransfer library joystick and 2 xbees series 1 (noob) on: August 19, 2013, 08:53:51 am
Thank you for posting your project and results. I just picked up two radios recently and was searching for how to setup. As you realize, the programming is a large hurdle.
4  Development / Other Software Development / Re: [MOD] Arduino Enhanced Release 1.0.5 for Windows (installer, drivers, etc) +SRC on: August 13, 2013, 01:39:21 pm

I haven't used the Arduino in a while and upgraded to your latest ERW. Still great!

Note: A lack of space for programming lines against the left window wall is back. Would you please add a character space or two at the beginning of each line? That is for all lines not just adjusting the "indent".

The programming lines are so very close to the left window margin that it is distracting to try to program.

--- I did scroll the bar to left.
5  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: chipKIT Max32 [Arduino compatible PIC board] on: August 23, 2012, 07:30:30 pm
Late 2012 update. chipKIT Max32 v. Arduino Mega 2560. chipKIT is Not really a drop in board. Their company(s) are not aggressive in converting or making a compatible product with compatible libraries or conversions for popular Arduino uses.

I tried a simple application - I took a common RepRap RAMPS 1.4 board for a 3D printer and tried to compile a very popular Arduino firmware - Marlin, on the chipKIT using the supplied MPIDE. It gave errors to libraries which it could not locate. I asked MicroChip and they told me the chipKIT is not avr compatible. Hmmm, I thought they were marketing it from last year as Arduino (avr) compatible. They directly told me that Arduino is 8bit and they were 32bit and not compatible. They went on to tell me pins don't correspond, coding is not the same, voltages are different, etc....  I was left dumb looking at all the advertisement sources - even the packaging - stating 'Arduino Compatible'

So, who is telling the truth? I don't know and do not have the time or care to figure it out or to do the heavy program lifting to re-generate or convert libraries to make a non-compatible environment compatible when I can create awesome things with the Arduino - NOW!

I think they are greedy for market share, money and too lazy. They want YOU to create a market for them, a lazy company, that touts that they can play in the game then tell you all the reasons why they aren't.

MicroChip support told me I'd have to do the conversions and code writing to attach to the RAMPS. I'll just use my Mega 2560.

Thus, if you want to use chipKIT Max32 to be compatible with the Arduino - you can plug your chipKIT board to your Arduino shield and it had better be a 3.3V or else. I was told that I'd have to program pins conversions, hardware libraries etc.... So, as for me, a user, I don't see compatible. If I only had to plug something to an Arduino shield and had to do all the programming I might as well make my own board for my chosen experimental mcu too.....

Hope this saves you some time and answers some questions....
6  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Find and fix the stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 problem on: September 19, 2011, 05:38:56 pm
Can I have your broken ?
7  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / v.1 Software Color on: September 19, 2011, 05:28:38 pm
Please - provide an option to have the 0022 color scheme for the new software version. The new color is too light and bright. I like the old/current stylish rich color. The new actually strains the eyes while trying to use the application.

---- I am a supporter of your efforts. I've 9 10 various boards. ---  smiley-grin
8  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Very Small Arduino on: August 29, 2011, 06:52:07 am
I'd like 2 to 5 depending on your pricing and sending. It looks pretty fun and nicely laid out. If I'm not too late.

bstott2002 at
9  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: Uno on FreeBSD requires non-standard avrdude parameters on: August 13, 2011, 06:37:08 pm
I'm searching for solutions to a not uncommon problem. I see posts over years stating the problem but the forum strings die. No, answer -

The problem is when programming an AVR (ATmega328p in this case.) with a Bit Bang or other programming method then getting the following intermediate error:

avrdude.exe: Yikes!  Invalid device signature. avrdude.exe:
Expected signature for ATMEGA328P is 1E 95 0F

For my instance I'm connecting a FT232RL [USB to Serial] device with DTR (pin 2), TX (pin 1), RX (pin 5), CTS (pin 11), Vcc (5V), GND (power and ground from USB) to a new unprogrammed bare breadboarded ATmega328-PU. The FT232RL device is connected as follows:

FTDI pin -- USB-Device - AVR --
   2                  DTR --- Reset
   1                  TX   --- MOSI (pin 17)
   5                  RX   --- MISO (pin 18)
  11                 CTS  --- SCK (pin 19)

But ---- I've just found out that my board is mis-marked and I need to use RTS instead of CTS for connections.

Ok - So, I changed to:

FTDI pin -- USB-Device - AVR --
   2                  DTR --- Reset
   1                  TX   --- MOSI (pin 17)
   5                  RX   --- MISO (pin 18)
   3                  RTS  --- SCK (pin 19)

Either pin formatting -
Note: If I use avrdude-gui I can read the fuse settings.

Then using avrdude I get to:
> avrdude -p m328p -c ftdi -B2400 -P ft0 -F -v -v

As the finishing of the output I get -

avrdude.exe: Yikes!  Invalid device signature. avrdude.exe:
Expected signature for ATMEGA328P is 1E 95 0F

What solutions have there been to resolve this issue of - Invalid device signature?
10  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Can't burn the bootloader - ATmega32-16PU on: August 13, 2011, 06:02:12 pm
I've a similar problem. Did you get an answer or solutions?
11  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: ATMEGA328 Chips, What is PN & AN model ? on: July 27, 2011, 10:59:10 am
A little late but, I just had the same question. This forum string did not have an answer. So, I am posting what I found from ATmel. I had too look hard for this.

See Atmel ATmega datasheet -

Page 546 & 547
Chapter/Section 33
Table/Figure 33.7 ATmega328 and 33.8 ATmega328P
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