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AVR is the family of microcontrollers used in Arduino boards.

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freeRTOS tasks never run on Lightblue Bean

Although Punchthrough no longer supports the Bean and Bean+ they still maintain the online compiler and reference materials: Bean Github Bean reference One of the external libraries they've included ...
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Help understanding how avrdude works with ArduinoISP and why its not working for me

I am trying to use avrdude with a Mega2560 running ArduinoISP Note: I have the 10uF cap on the Mega2560 RESET line as described by Ardunio. Also, I am using avrdude/6.3 on Windows 10. The Mega2560(...
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Use ATTiny as a battery-backed RAM?

So, I found an interesting article the other day, and I'm trying to build a project that could benefit from a battery-backed memory (no wear limits, but keeps data over power cycling). The article ...
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Custom Arduino Due Random Lock up

I have built my own Arduino Due Circuit board. I am having issues with it randomly locking up. I have researched the libraries and have ruled out any issues with them such as the Wire library. I am ...
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Moving timer-related code into a separate file causing timing inconsistencies?

I have written the following code, attempting to re-implement the Arduino micros function: main.c #include <avr/interrupt.h> #include <stdbool.h> #define CLOCK_CYCLES_PER_MICROSECOND (...
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how to fix USBASP Unknown USB Device (device descriptor request failed) - Win 10?

I just recently purchased Usbasp from Ali Express, when i'm connecting it to the windows 10 desktop in device manager its Unknown USB Device (device descriptor request failed). How to fix this error? ...
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Restoring all fuse bits on AtMega328P-PU

I'm worked with Low Fuse bits in AVRDUDEPROG 3.3. Fuses was non-inverted. And by mistake I enabled SUT1 and SUT0, when SUT0 was enabled. And when I programmed avr, it shows me error that avrdude.exe: ...
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Can I program a factory fresh Atmega328P through UART pins without burning a bootloader?

Can I program a factory fresh ATMega328P using the UART pins without burning a bootloader? These pins are TX, RX, VCC, GND, and DTR pins in the schematic below. They are not the ISP/SPI pins 10-13. ...
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What would cause fuses to be writeable but bootloader not to be writeable?

I am trying to burn a bootloader onto an ATmega328P-AN using an Microcenter knock-off Arduino Uno R3 as my ISP for several days with no luck. The farthest I've gotten is writing and reading a few ...
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can an ISR change the value passed by pointer while the subroutine is executing?

So I am working on a project where the board plays a song on a buzzer using PWM and I want the song to stop when i press an external button typedef enum stateType_enum{ waitPress, debouncePress, ...
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Force TCNT to stay below OCRxA on ATmega328P

I'm using a timer and the TIMERx_COMPA ISR to generate a signal in "the background". This ISR is triggered when the timer reaches a certain value (OCRxA), which in turn can be changed by the user. ...
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About possibility of implementing kalman filter on atmega32 [closed]

I have searched on the internet on how to get Euler angels from IMU measurements,I found that kalman filter and mahony filter are used...kalman filter has a drawback of complex computations,but mahony ...
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.elf and .hex equivalency? (code, eeprom, fuses, and lock bits all in one)

I have all configurations (eeprom data, fuses, lockbits) of my ATMega168A together with the code in my C files. The compilation creates an elf file that I use as an all-in-one programming file for ...
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where I can find ground? [closed]

there is AVR AVR ATmega32 and a board within. there is outputs for all ports (A, B, C, D) on board, and Vcc. the problem is - I have no external GND output. to watch current - I should search for ...
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How to check if a pin is set from bank?

How would you go about checking if an input pin has been set using the entire bank? I am thinking that I need to use bit twiddling with a bit mask but I have not used this enough to figure out how to ...
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Can the IDE handle a 32khz main clock?

I read somewhere that having the main clock be 32768Hz messes not only with micros() and millis(), but with some other stuff too. Is this true? Will I have to forgo the Arduino IDE to program for an ...
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Lines not pulsed fast enough (?))

Should this code pulse the PB3 and PB4 pins (MOSI and MISO of an Arduino Uno) at 2ms interval ? #include <avr/io.h> int main(void) { // for (byte i = 0; i < 32; i++) // pinMode(i, ...
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noisy output lines when waking up from a sleep

Using code similar to these examples from AVR https://www.microchip.com/webdoc/AVRLibcReferenceManual/group__avr__sleep.html my program causes my Adafruit Feather 32u4 to often sleep. When the ...
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OpenOCD with FT2232H on Arduino Mega (ATmega2560)

I want to do on-chip-debugging on an Arduino Mega. According to its datasheet, the ATmega2560 chip supports JTAG. (IEEE 1149.1 compliant) Can I use a generic FT2232H interface to do on-chip-debugging ...
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Programming ATMEGA328p via AVR Pocket Programmer

I have a ATMEGA328p on a breadboard with the following connections to the 2x3 ICSP connector and its connected to AVR Pocket Programmer. While running AVRDUDE utility, i get the following error, ...
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How are errors (not related to syntax) managed in arduino and in the AVR architecture in general?

I was just curious about how the AVR architecture manages errors that would cause a regular desktop program to crash. I'm talking about logical errors for example math problems that are undefined. ...
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Trying to run Timer1 in ATmega2560 with assembly

I have a slight problem with Timer1 in arduino (ATmega2560) while coding it in assembly. I try to run the Timer1 in CTC mode - I configure everything well in my opinion, but the TCNT1 just doesn't ...
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can homemade arduino be powered up with battery?

I am new to arduino. It is costly for me to buy an arduino uno board. Therefore I am going to make a Arduino with breadboard at my home. I also want to make my Arduino portable. Arduino Uno boards can ...
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Why isn't the stack pointer changing in this simple sketch?

I'm playing around with context switching, and my first idea is to play with SP and see how it changes. However, Sp doesn't do what I expect. The sketch is below. I'm using an Uno R3. What I expect ...
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Assembly for loop repeating 2 times when it's only suppose to do it once

I'm programming an Arduino Nano so I belive that this question should be qualified for this SE. I am trying to dim up an LED using a for loop in AVR assembly. My problem is that the cycle is ...
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AVR timer overflow interrupt not working

My problem is an interrupt service routine (ISR) that seemingly never executes! Here's some info on my set up: I am flashing an avr attiny85. I have the bare bones of a project set up so far with ...
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Why are Arduino timer registers not 0?

I'm trying to use the timer registers to do some timing on my Arduino Mega 2560. The output of the following code confuses me: void setup () { // Set up serial connection Serial.begin(9600); ...
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Arduino and AVR Serial Communication over USB

I have a Arduino Uno Rev3 and I would like to use a AVR development toolchain to write a program that performs serial communication over USB. Doing this using the Arduino IDE is fairly simple: void ...
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Generating 200 kHz pulse on Arduino Uno in normal mode

I need to obtain 200 kHz from Arduino Uno. I am using Timer0. I have configured it to run in normal mode and the Prescaler is set to clk/8 (the clock frequency of Arduino is 16 MHz). TCNT0 ...
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How to read OC0A when in CTC (toggle) mode?

I have this code, which puts the Arduino into CTC mode with interrupts, and outputs a square wave on PD6 (OC0A): void setup_timer(double p_ms, double duty){ DDRD |= (1 << 6); // set pin 3 as ...
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Programming an ATtiny85

Recently I ordered some ATtiny85's from Jameco, and I've been trying to upload code to them through an Arduino Uno, following the instructions from this video on YouTube. I've been getting a lot of ...
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How to stop sending the last received char of UART echo function?

I developed a code for uart based ISR with linear buffers, the problem is that it keep sending the last received char in Arduino IDE. Here's the application code: #include "uart_new.h" void setup() ...
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sbi() and cli() implementation

I've often seen cli() and sbi() in Arduino code. I usually don't mind them as I know what they do (clear or set the bit given as second argument in the register of the microcontroller given as first). ...
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parse intel hex into SPI commands for arduino ICSP AVR

I'm attempting to use the arduino as an ICSP AVR to flash hundreds of ATMEGA's 90USB162. I'm having some difficulties when trying to do the actual flashing of the chip. I've go all the wires done ...
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How to scroll data in LED dot matrix through multiple modules?

I've been struggling in this issue for a long time, I know there are people who have done it. But, I don't have much experience in C to have the skills to design or develop such complicated functions....
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Is Arduino IDE enough to program with C or C++?

I am using Arduino IDE to program my ATmegas with bootloaders. I can directly manipulate ports, use timers, interrupts, PWM pins and timers, etc. Everything is working. But this question arises: Does ...
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Is it possible to use extra AVR Flash memory as non-volatile EEPROM-like Flash memory storage?

In STM32 microcontrollers it is possible to use a technique that ST calls IAP, or In-Application Programming, in order to write to the Flash memory from your running application. They even have a nice ...
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Arduino program to Blink L LED when input matches a set pattern

I have written a code that is supposed to blink the LED on PB5 pin, when a sequence of input matches a 4 digit password input from a keypad.But the program doesn't appears to be working as expected. ...
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Burn hex with optiLoader

Can optiLoader be used to burn custom hex? For example, there's hex representation stored in optiLoader.ino in image_328, if that value is replaced with content of my pre-compiled hex, should that ...
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Standalone Programmer

I am trying to make my small stand-allone programmer to work using this code: https://github.com/adafruit/Standalone-Arduino-AVR-ISP-programmer But when I hookup everything and press button to flash ...
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Trying to make sense of the coding style in Arduino libraries. (Particularly the Radiohead library)

I've been using the Arduino IDE for some time now, and I want to shift to coding for the bare AVR microcontroller. So I wanted to begin by porting required arduino libraries to C/C++. I started with ...
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How are Arduino's OSH if Atmel AVR is proprietary?

I keep reading how Arduinos are "open source", but my understanding of OSH is that all its components must be open source. Arduino uses an Atmel AVR CPU - but Googling this shows the Atmel is ...
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How does DDRD |= _BV(PD2) differ from digitalWrite(2,HIGH)?

I'm attempting to copycat the work of Louis Frigon's Toyota Aux Enabler. I have (with a lot of help on this site) managed to begin capturing and understanding messages on the AVC-LAN bus, but I can't ...
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bit_is_clear(ACSR, ACO) Instead of digital_read(1)==LOW

I am attempting to create a program for the atmega328P which will enable the aux input of a Toyota Corolla stereo. In order to do this, I'm bitbanging AVC LAN. Nearly all of my research comes from ...
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What's the difference between DDRB and pinMode?

It's my understanding that the following lines are equivalent. They seem to be interchangeable in my sketch: DDRB = 1<<DDB0; and pinMode(0, OUTPUT); Is the first form (DDRB...) setting a ...
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Issues graduating to AVR-C [closed]

I'm trying to make the transition from coding in the Arduino language to AVR-C, but I'm having some issues with my microcontrollers. I don't have an ISP, so I'm using one of my Arduino UNOs with the ...
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Good book/reference for AVR coding in pure C/C++?

Can someone recommend a good book/reference for going vanilla (i.e. not using arduino simplified language) on e.g. ATtiny85? I will need to use the equivalents of analogRead() and digitalRead() quite ...
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Arduino Timer 0 in fast PWM mode and micros()

I have the same problem as described on this topic I needed to set my prescale factor for Timer0 to 1 so I can get a 62.5Khz PWM out of pin 4 My issue is that now the delays() function on my ...
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How to find the pin map for the LCD 1602 I2C adapter module?

I'm working with I2C to work with my LCD 1602 and the I2C adapter. This module has 16 pins and I don't know how to communicate with it. I2C sends 8-bit packets. What are the commands to deal with this ...
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Atmega328P and Arduino Studio and Pololu AVR - not working

I have standalone ATMega328p and I'm using external 16MHz oscillator, I hooked up and I triple checked my connections for Pololu AVR programmer and I make sure that I select a proper programmer \ ...