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Topic: burning bootloader to new atmega8's (Read 552 times) previous topic - next topic


I've got myself some atmega8s so that I can 'deploy' some of the stuff I've been working on with Arduino without buying another 20GBP board. I'm planning on using the internal oscillator like on the lilypad, to keep things super simple.

So I need to burn the bootloader onto these new chips to program them in the arduino IDE. I've got a decimila, so i've pulled out the atmega168 and put in a factory-fresh atmega8. I've bought a programmer (http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/350) accompanied by a USB-serial adaptor (http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/370). The programmer's ISP ribbon cable didn't match up to the ICSP pins, so I've hacked that up so that it all fits. I couldn't find a diagram for them, is this right?

MISO .  . 5V
SCK  .  . MOSI
RST  .  . GND


Then, in arduino, I choose the serial port for the programmer, and then choose Burn Bootloader > using AVR ISP

Arduino software hangs, and the Busy light on the programmer stays firmly off!

Anybody have any advice? It's really doing my head in!


hum... I think i've readed sometime ago that burn bootloader don't works with usb/serial adapters... maybe you can search for it in forum...

I always have used the bootcloner for programming new mega8's, and after started using m168, the programmer2... they both are in the playground, and work like a charm... I've even made an shield to use with them...

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