Actually to some of you its probably happened already. I just thought I'd put that as the subject so someone might read it.
I have a Macbook Pro 15". I recently got an Arduino Mega2560 from China from a company called SAINSMART. I have been using the Duemilanove with the MAC succesfully but when cofigured and tried to upload to the MEGA it wouldn't upload ( not even the blink sketch) and I kept getting timeout messages (STK500). There is a message on this board somewhere about that. I tried allsorts to get it working but couldn't.
I am also using Parallels for MAC running a version of Windows XP which works really well considering it is a Crack. I though as a resort I would try downloading the WINDOWS Arduino IDE. Version 1.0.
After running parallels, plugging in the Arduino Mega to a USB HUB connected to the MAC the new hardware detected came up and I installed the drivers as requested.
When I ran the Arduino program, configured it to MEGA and set a serial of COM3, IT WORKED!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I am of course delighted. The serial port was responding with a simple program as well. So as far as I know I can use it in the windows environment.
But how come it is working on a Windows Emulator running on the MAC but not on the MAC itself????
Answers and enquiries on a postcard to this forum please.