I helped develop the official test suite for Arduino,
Of course that would leave mega based boards not tested on all their avalible pins.
@LEFTy you're RIGHT, which happens pretty often
I will be making a MEGA Test Shield soon. IF this seems like a good approach a real Shield with SM resistors etc. could be made.
@MARK, please get in touch about this: email@example.com
I have a long background in chip testing at IBM and I've been thinking of writing some more detailed self-test code for Arduino internals, memory etc. With the idea that Arduino users could run some kind of confidence tests long after their Arduino left the factory. There must be code from ATMEL??
Of course there's a lot of guts that can't be tested in a self-test mode.. But I think we can assume that ATMEL did OK at Chip Test and now we are mostly looking for Board Connectivity and I/O pin damage issues.
What's your opinion about this stuff?? Should we start a new thread??