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Would it be possible to add a 'Alternate clock source' output pin to the ArduinoISP sketch as per Nick Gammons 'ATMega Board Detector' software here http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11637 so people who want to program a breadboard ATmega don't need to use an external crystal and capacitors.
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Here ya go...
https://github.com/adafruit/ArduinoISP
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Thanks Coding Badly,
Do you think this mod make it into the official ArduinoISP at some point or forever remain a fork?
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I reported this potentially serious problem over a year ago...
http://code.google.com/p/mega-isp/issues/detail?id=22

If that hasn't been fixed by now I highly doubt the AdaFruit fork is going to be merged any time soon.


On a more positive note, I have a version that has lots of goodies, including a clock output, that's about ready to be published.  Unfortunately, work keeps getting in the way.  It will first be published here (TinyDebugKnockBang is actually part of it)...
https://github.com/Coding-Badly

If you're interested, I think GitHub has a notification mechanism (or you could just bug me once in a while).


On an even more positive note, if you are burning bootloaders, I think Nick Gammon has an OptiLoader version that outputs a clock (or maybe westfw added a clock output).
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On an even more positive note, if you are burning bootloaders, I think Nick Gammon has an OptiLoader version that outputs a clock (or maybe westfw added a clock output).
I had looked at Nick's bootloader but the boot code is hardwired into the sketch so was no use to me for burning a non standard bootloader.
Hopefully I won't be needing to burn bootloader again for a while and for the slight extra cost I will probably buy the ATmega with pre-loaded bootloader.
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