AITRIP for Arduino Mini for Nano V3.0 ATmega328P

Hi,

I have just bought from Amazon:

AITRIP for Arduino Mini for Nano V3.0 ATmega328P pack of three.

Now I'm guessing the answer that I might get here, however....

I cannot get the drivers to update and the units can not be recognised by the Arduino IDE. Would I just send them back to Amazon and get a refund (and maybe alert others with a review) or am I missing a trick?

Is it possible to get these working?

Don't be too hard on me, I'm new round here and I imagined all these boards were compatibles??

Thanks

W.

From the Amazon listing:

  • The Nano is using the chips ATmega328P and CH340, Replace FT232RL

The "CH340" they mention is the USB to serial adapter chip. In order to get the board to be recognized, you need to install the CH340 driver. I'll provide you with the instructions for doing that:

  1. Open the page on the Chinese manufacturer of the CH340's website that provides the driver downloads: http://www.wch.cn/downloads/CH341SER_ZIP.html
  2. Click the button with the cloud and downward pointing arrow to download the driver.
  3. Wait for the download to finish.
  4. Unzip the downloaded CH341SER.ZIP file.
  5. Open Windows Device Manager.
  6. Connect the CH340-based board to your computer with a USB cable.
  7. You should see a new device appear under the "Other devices" section of the device tree. Double click on it.
  8. Click the Update Driver... button.
  9. Click "Browse my computer for drivers".
  10. Click the Browse... button.
  11. Select the unzipped folder of the download from the WCH website.
  12. Click the OK button.
  13. Click the Next button.

The driver should now install successfully. After that, the CH340 -based board should appear in the "Ports (COM & LPT)" section of the Windows Device Manager device tree as "USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMn)" and the board should show up under the Arduino IDE's Tools > Port menu.