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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Duemilanove + MaxMsp = Broken? on: July 17, 2009, 09:28:25 pm
Hi,
We just bought 10 Duemilanove Arduinos to use as show controllers for installations.
The chip on those is the ATmega 328.
We use it to receive a push button on pin 10 to start a show built in Max. I use Maxuino004 to read the serial command. When I first uploaded the Firmata v1 on it it worked fine but after a while, the board became completely unresponsive.
We went through 4 boards. They all stopped working about a week after the exhibitions started. I made some experiments and it seems to work only if, after opening the max patch, I push the Arduino's reset button. If I upload simple patches (blink, Button...) they work perfectly well. It seems that only the serial part of the Arduino is broken...
I tried with different "protocols" (simple message, messenger...) to no avail.
What is strange is that I used the Diecimila for the exact same setup with no problems in two years of continuous use.

Setup:
Arduino Duemilanove ATmega 328
Arduino 015
Mac Book 2.0GHzIntel Core 2 Duo; 2GB DDR3 Memory; NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
OSX 10.5.6
Maxuino 004 (Firmata 1)
MaxMSP 5.0.7

Any ideas?
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Dpwnload from board on: July 05, 2008, 08:00:48 am
Thnx guys

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perhaps the original programmer doesn't want to be found

Na, the programmer is a friend of mine, he's actually on vacation...
I ended up reprogramming part of the app and the Arduino board.
Took less time, client is happy.

cheers

Zola
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Dpwnload from board on: July 02, 2008, 01:38:39 pm
I've been asked to troubleshoot an installation for which the original programmer cannot be found. Is there a way to download the program (inside an arduino) to the editor?

thnx zola
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