This is my code which I have written as a library

#include "avr/interrupt.h"  
#include "Arduino.h"
#include "AllTimer.h"


void AllTimer::dofun(void)
     //TIFR1 |= _BV(OCF1A);

    TCCR1B = 0X00;
    //TIFR1 = 0X01;
    Serial.print("I printed");
    TCNT1 = 0X0000;
    TCCR1B |= (1<<CS12) && (1<<CS10);

 void AllTimer::setTimer(void)
    TCNT1 = 0x0000;
    TCCR1A = 0x00;
    TCCR1B = 0x00;
    TCCR1B |= (1<<CS12) && (1<<CS10);
    TIMSK1 |= (1<<TOIE1);


Code in Arduino IDE:

 #include <AllTimer.h>

 AllTimer mytimer;

 void setup()

 void loop()

But I am not getting anything on the serial monitor. What is the error I have made?

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    Using Serial.print inside an ISR is asking for problems. Does the led blink? Also, there is no need to write TCCR1B and TCNT1 inside doFun. – Gerben Mar 16 '15 at 14:12

The Arduino main() calls loop() continuously, in a tight loop. Thus your AllTimer::setTimer() is called continuously, and each time it resets the counter (TCNT1 = 0x0000;). Thus the counter can never overflow.

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    So put mytimer.setTimer(); inside setup instead of loop. – Gerben Mar 16 '15 at 14:12
  • also, in TCCR1B |= (1<<CS12) && (1<<CS10); shouldn't it be | instead of the logic &&? – Sim Son Apr 6 '19 at 21:04
  • @SimSon: Indeed! I hadn't spotted that. Good catch. – Edgar Bonet Apr 7 '19 at 9:02

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