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danimath


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Then when all is tested I pop out the programmed 328p chip and build it into the permanent project adding what few support components the 328p needs to operate with, crystal some caps, a pull-up resistor, etc.
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Hi,

do you have more information what are the needed components? (Or links?) And how do I start with a fresh 328p on the arduino?

best regards
Andreas
http://danimathblog.blogspot.com

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Techone

@danimath

Check this link : http://www.dalewheat.com. It will show how to breadboard a Atmega328P with a ardiuno bootloader and the support parts. To program, use his USB-TTL board or FDTI board from Sparkfun or USB-TTL mini from Arduino.cc. I build a ZIF board to program my ATmega with Arduino chip. The USB is a USB mini from Arduino.cc. My tread is in this section : Exhibition / Gallery

danimath

@Techone: many thanks for the links; a lot to read for a beginner like me!

Andreas
http://danimathblog.blogspot.com

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cr0sh


My dishwasher has been running off an Arduino for 9 months now. Couldn't be happier with how it's worked out.


Pretty cool - just got through reading that post...

When my wife and I bought our house - we did a couple of things:

1) Bought a home warranty to cover any repairs like this (kinda needed for a 30+ year old house)...
2) Bought our appliances used, and made sure they were "simple"

Our dishwasher has a simple knob, and an electromechanical timer. It gets the job done, and the dishes are clean. I think it cost us $150.00; that was 10 years ago. Same thing with our washer and dryer - simple knobs, and -not- front-loading; we paid under $300.00 for both (we've got friends and family who bought the "nice" front-loading washers/dryers; they're constantly having the panels or other things break on them - ours gets the job done without fail. They may not be fancy, but we're not having dinner parties in our laundry room, either).

Short story: I'm unlikely to "Arduino-ize" my dishwasher (or any other appliance) any time soon. I do think your project's cool, though - much applause!

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I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

meanpc

Unaclocker-

That dishwasher hack was awesome.  We had a Maytag with that exact same front panel and it went out in the exact same fashion after only 4 years.  I took it apart and took the panel off and tried to find a new one, but decided the part was too expensive, and I wasn't 100 percent sure it would fix it anyway.  So I put mine on the street and bought a new one.  Too bad,  that dishwasher cleaned the dishes really well. 

I'm sure Maytag knows about that horrible design flaw- I won't be buying anything from them again.

My wife and I both enjoyed your dishwasher hack post immensely.

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