I want to make my Arduino reset itself using the reset pin and software. For example, if I connect the ground pin to the reset pin and release it, it will reset it. I tried to use the Blink sketch to alternative pin 13 (led) low and high every 5 seconds. I then connected pin 13 to the reset pin and ran the sketch. After 5 seconds of Pin 13 being high, it goes to low for 5 seconds and then back to high which I expected would trigger the reset pin but instead it kept the lead dim and the program would stop working until I removed the wire connected pin 13 to the reset pin.
Is there an easier way to reset the Arduino using a sketch? If not can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong?
BTW I just tried using a 1.1k resister (1k didn't do anything) between the pin 13 and reset pin and once the 13 pin went low it would reset but it would keep on resetting (13 led keeps flashing). I am assuming it's like this because the program doesn't have a chance to start running and trigger the 13 pin back to high.