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Need_Aspirin

I just got my Arduino. I plugged it into my MAC Book (Arduino Ethernet out to USB in) and I don't see anything but BlueTooth listed in the Serial Ports in the Arduino IDE. I'm trying to follow the SIK guide. Any thoughts on why I my MAC is not seeing the Arduino? No "Blinking Green LED"... Nada! The guide makes it look so easy.

Grumpy_Mike

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I plugged it into my MAC Book (Arduino Ethernet out to USB in)

???
What arduino do you have. That doesn't sound like the way to connect it.

Need_Aspirin

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Mar 29, 2013, 11:35 pm Last Edit: Mar 29, 2013, 11:39 pm by Need_Aspirin Reason: 1
I have the Arduino Enthernet PoE. Look at step #2 of the Sparkfun SIK Guide and you will see my exact configuration.

http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Kits/SFE03-0012-SIK.Guide-300dpi-01.pdf

In a nutshell... My Arduino is connected to my MAC (as simply as it can be) and the IDE doesn't see it...


billroy

From the .pdf:
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// Connect your Arduino Uno to your Computer
Use the USB cable provided in the SIK kit to connect the Arduino to one of your computer's USB inputs.

But you said:
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Arduino Ethernet out to USB in

Which I will confess is confusing me.  Could you confirm you have a proper USB cable plugged into the Arduino and a USB port on your PC?  Do any lights turn on when you plug it in?

-br

Louis Davis

Do you have this Arduino Ethernet?
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardEthernet

If so, then you need a USB to serial adapter to program the Arduino Ethernet. See the Programming Section from the link above.

Do you have a USB to Serial adapter?

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Programming
It is possible to program the Arduino Ethernet board in two ways: through the 6 pin serial programming header, or with an external ISP programmer.
The 6-pin serial programming header is compatible with FTDI USB cables and the Sparkfun and Adafruit FTDI-style basic USB-to-serial breakout boards including the Arduino USB-Serial connector. It features support for automatic reset, allowing sketches to be uploaded without pressing the reset button on the board. When plugged into a FTDI-style USB adapter, the Arduino Ethernet is powered off the adapter.
You can also program the Ethernet board with an external programmer like an AVRISP mkII or USBTinyISP. To set up your environment for burning a sketch with a programmer, follow these instructions. This will delete the serial bootloader, however.
All the Ethernet example sketches work as they do with the Ethernet shield. Make sure to change the network settings for your network.

Need_Aspirin

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Mar 30, 2013, 12:29 am Last Edit: Mar 30, 2013, 12:44 am by Need_Aspirin Reason: 1
Yes, I have the Arduino that is pictured (Arduino Ethernet with Poe).
The Arduino has a female ethernet connect onboard.
I have a Belkin Female Ethernet to USB adapter connecting the Arduino to my Stock MAC Book.
Everything is vanilla...

cmiyc

The Arduino Ethernet is not programmable over the Ethernet port.

You must use a USB to Serial adapter to it (via the header pins on the opposite side of the board.)


Also, it is "Mac", not "MAC".  The "Mac" in "MacBook" is not an acronym.
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Need_Aspirin

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Mar 30, 2013, 12:46 am Last Edit: Mar 30, 2013, 01:22 am by Need_Aspirin Reason: 1
Ah... That splains it... I wonder why the SparkFun SIK guide has it pictured that way and has it as part of the step by step...

Also, notice my screenshot of the Serial Port sub menu? Why am I only listing BlueTooth?

cmiyc


I wonder why the SparkFun SIK guide has it pictured that way and has it as part of the step by step...

Nowhere in the document you linked is there directions for connecting an Arduino Ethernet.  All of the pictures show an Arduino Uno, which has the USB to Serial chip built-in.  The pictures are showing a USB connection, not an ethernet connection.


Can you paste a link to the adapter I need to get?

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716


Also, notice my screenshot of the Serial Port sub menu? Why am I only listing BlueTooth?

Because the only Serial devices on your Mac are the Bluetooth virtual serial port.  Until you get a serial adapter, no serial devices are going to show up.  (Again.  The Uno, which is what your guide is based on, has that chip built in.)
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