Well let me start by saying I have two 1280 Mega boards, both have the same problem meaning it's unlikely it's a defect in the board.
I have 3 servos connected to 3 digital pins, 2 motors connected to the board, a force sensitive resistor, and a Wii Nunchuck to control the servos and the motors - all connected to the Mega.
When the Wii Nunchuck is connected by itself on the Mega it works perfectly fine. As does everything else individually.
When I connect everything together excluding the Wii Nunchuck, everything also works fine. It's not until I attach the Nunchuck in the 3V3 pin that things go odd.
As soon as I attach the Nunchuck when the Mega is connected to my computer it disconnects itself from my computer (you hear the 'beep' noise that Windows makes when you disconnect a device) and the FTDI FT232RS chip gets extremely hot, it is NOT meant to get this hot at all.
I'm not sure where the problem lies... I have the idea that the Nunchuck is drawing too much current away from the board?...
Any help and advice how to fix this would be AMAZING.
Thanks a lot, Laura.