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AVR is the family of microcontrollers used in Arduino boards.

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Do AVR delay functions (_delay_us() and _delay_ms()) use timers?

I'm trying to determine if the AVR delay functions _delay_us() and _delay_ms() use timers in such a way that I can't use those timers for other functionality in my code. If so, what timer does it use? ...
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Why we can wake Arduino Uno from sleep using only pin 2?

Can we use other pin as an interrupt to wake Arduino Uno from sleep ?
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Is there an ICRn CTC mode interrupt vector?

I can use the CTC waveform generation mode to loop to OCRnA and trigger the corresponding TIMER1_COMPA_vect interrupt. // CTC mode TCCR1A &= ~(1 << WGM10); TCCR1A &= ~(1 << WGM11);...
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How do I use an ATMega 328 (not P) chip with an Arduino board?

I just burned the bootloader on an ATMega328 chip and then I put in on the Arduino board. But when I try to upload a program to it, it says programmer not in sync and programmer not responding. For ...
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programming arduino in pure c

I'm trying to flash pure c-code to arduino Mega2560 board from linux using avr-gcc & avrdude. Compilation is done , now trying to flash using avr-dude, getting error as "avrdude: stk500_recv(): ...
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Including an arduino library in Eclipse Neon (undefined reference to)

I'm trying for the first time to use Arduino Libraries (Servo.h & Servo.cpp in this case) in Eclipse IDE. So far I've managed to compile and run Arduino code using this tutorial (I suppose many ...
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Can't send Data to LCD1602 with I2C

I've been doing fine with my LCD1602 I2C configuration but I discovered that command and data functions are the same even though I change the RS command/data bit, but the result is the same. This is ...
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More speed from ATMEGA328 Internal Clock

I have a board that is designed and produced. It was designed to use an Atmega328 with the internal clock. There is no space on the board to place an external clock. After completing these and testing ...
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Shift Register on ATMEGA328p

I want to learn more about the shiftout function used with Arduinos and used the implementation with my ATMEGA328p. The Setup This is the original shiftout function used in Arduino Programming, ...
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Attiny85 not recognized at windows startup

I'm using an Attiny85 to interact with a computer using an USB connection, and everything works fine except when I restart my computer and the Attiny85 is connected. When Windows end to boot up the ...
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I2C begginer with I/O expander with mega328p C code

I've just started with the I2C protocol. I read about it in the datasheet, other documents, blogs and videos. So, I started to develop my code and I think I did my first success, I succeeded to send ...
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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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Building Custom Bootloaders

Recently I was checking out the Atmel's AVR series and I found the Atmega328PB. I am really familiar with Arduino's environment. So I thought if somehow we could bootloader it with Arduino bootloader. ...
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Is setting AVR TWCR for mega328p TWEN in each function necessary?

I found this useful website explaining for to configure and implement the TWI for mega328p, but what I found not so obvious is that in the website they set TWEN in every function, while in the ...
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Programming ATUC256L4U using only Arduino ISP

I heard that you can program any AVR Microcontroller by just using Arduino ISP Can I program ATUC256L4U by just hooking it up to Arduino ISP and Caps, Crystals and etc. Or do I need to do some more ...
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What if I detach AVR micro controller from the Arduino Board after uploading program?

What if I detach AVR microcontroller from the Arduino Board after uploading program? Does the microcontroller still have the program on it? Or the program will be deleted? On the board where does ...
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TWI Wire.setClock() on non arduino AVR MCU issue

Using an Atmega168P - programmed by means of avrdude with the .hex file generated by Arduino IDE. The following code sets the 8 MHz Atmega's TWI interface to just 15.625 kHz: Wire.begin(); // ...
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Arduino IDE compiling for non-arduino AVR boards

Using: Arduino IDE 1.8.2 the board manager from https://mcudude.github.io/MiniCore/package_MCUdude_MiniCore_index.json an ATmega168P MCU in TQFP I was able to run my code successfully by modifying ...
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Can I compile a sketch for my attiny85 without an arduino board?

I have a lot of Raspberry Pi's laying around, so I want to use those to program my attiny85 chips. The problem is that most of the code examples, libraries, and documentation out there assume you're ...
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Arduino EEPROM retains old data after flashing with a new program

I have a custom 5V 16Mhz Arduino Uno (a breadboard Uno of sorts) that runs the grbl firmware. After the initial flashing I can see all the settings (through the serial monitor) and everything works. ...
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Arduino UNO USART problems

I need to send 6 bytes value from Arduino UNO to the actuator using serial port in order to make it extends. I have added a button to send the data. For example, 0 20 1 1 0 0. The communication ...
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How does avrdude burn a bootloader much quicker than the Arduino IDE?

To burn a bootloader to the Arduino Micro (ATMega32u4), I'm using an Arduino Uno with the ArduinoISP program uploaded to it. 1st case: Arduino IDE Very straightforward, using the ArduinoISP sketch ...
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Pllzz help me with this error i m using Arduino uno r3 on win 10 [closed]

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What Are The Differences Between Arduino Language and Standard C for MCU? [duplicate]

What the differences between Arduino language and standard C used for MCU programming (like AVR).I heard Arduino language is C.What happen if i use Arduino language with bare-bones AVR chips.Or with ...
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My Digispark board won't show up in Ports tab in Arduino IDE (OSX)

I bought a Digistump/Digispark board online and when i received it, I plugged it into my iMac to see if it works. I went to the apple in the top left corner and clicked "About this Mac". Then I ...
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A confusion with setting timers

I was reading a tutorial on timers. My aim is to generate 16MHz pulse output from the pin 8. Here is the code I modified from the tutorial (I use Arduino's ATmega328P): #include <avr/io.h> #...
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A question on physical locations of the registers in ATmega328P

When I read about registers I always encounter the following illustration: So there are 32 registers in the above diagram. They are processor registers. But in the data-sheet of ATmega328P at page ...
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Problem with transmitting 2 byte data in correct way

I'm using Atmel Studio with Atmega328P. I'm trying to send the decimal number 876 continuously from the micro-controller. This was just to learn. To send 876 I need two bytes which is: 0x036C = ...
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Problems creating 10Hz pulse wave

I'm trying to make a 10Hz pulse wave output at Arduino's pin 9 by using the following code I wrote: #define F_CPU 16000000UL #include <avr/io.h> //Defines pins, ports, etc. #include <util/...
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Can I port a project built on Arduino Uno to a standalone ATmega328 using the exact same code?

I'm building an IoT power usage monitor in which the data is logged using a RTC and an SD card module and a web app hosted on an ESP8266 gives access to this data. My question is can I use the exact ...
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Understanding writing to input pins and pull up resistors

I am new to Arduino, and am trying to understand the following code. The question is: Is my understanding correct, or if not, what is happening here? I have to reverse engineer an existing ...
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Analog inputs on ATtiny85 don't work

I want to use a ATtiny85 to check the voltage of two 12 V batteries (later to control a relay). Therefore I'm using the analogRead() function. For programming I'm using an Arduino Mega 2560 board. // ...
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What does an arduino sketch translate to before compilation?

I've been experimenting with Arduino on both esp8266 and AVR chips. The structure of the .ino file usually looks like this: #include "Arduino.h" #include "ESP8266WiFi.h" ##Some includes void setup() ...
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Help: convert Arduino code to avr-gcc code [closed]

I need to convert Arduino code to avr-gcc code. This is code: #include <Servo.h> Servo myservo; void setup() { myservo.attach(11); } void loop() { myservo.write(67); } I use Arduino ...
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How to convert Arduino example sketch to a complete c++ project?

I'm experimenting something new with my Arduino Leonardo. I removed its original bootloader and flashed it with LUFA mass storage example with added functionalities(now its a firmware). I'm trying to ...
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Using Arduino libraries for adding more functionalities to a bootloader

I have a short question to ask before putting time for research. I have an Arduino Leonardo with the LUFA mass storage bootloader flashed. Now what I need to do is to add more functionalities to the ...
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How is the bootloader activated when device is running?

For the sake of specificity I am referencing my question to Arduino. It applies to all AVRs with hardware USB and a bootloader though. The bootloader is capable of receiving new program data over the ...
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Programming ATMega328p using VP812 programmer (for AVR/Atmel chips)

I bootloaded an ATMega328p (the one that uses the basic Arduino bootloader). Then, I used the VP812 for dumping other programs written in C (in Atmel Studio). The process of erasing, blank test, ...
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Reset and Remove Arduino ATmega328P?

So I have 2 Arduinos, and im wanting to remove the chip from one and reset it to like it came from the factory and then breadboard it and attempt to program it using an AVR programmer (Or maybe an ...
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Problem with uploading LUFA MassStorage .hex file to Leonardo

I have been trying to make my Leonardo board to work as a USB device. So I started with compiling the open source LUFA USB library demo "MassStorage" for the Leonardo board settings. Since I'm using ...
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8 bit arduinos: What happens to the data in registers during a function call? During an interupt?

If I have one function that uses registers heavily calling another that does the same thing, what happens? Does the data get destroyed? What, then, would happen on return to the first function? Is ...
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Temperature sensor and LCD

I have a project which uses a DS18B20 temperature sensor and an LCD with an I2C interface on it. I have connected the sensor to my micro-controller (the DS18B20 has a 12-bit digital output) to the ...
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10 bit PWM on Arduino UNO

I am using this code to make 10 bit PWM on port number 9, it seems like everything printed is 0,1022 rather than printing 0, 512, 1023. Is there a problem in my code ? I wired pin9 to A3 to get the ...
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Problem with microSD SPI mode in AVR

I'm trying to read a microSD block. But I don't know why it doesn't work. I do: CS_UP; for(uint8_t i = 0; i <14; i++){ /* Send 74+ clocks */ spi_tranceiver(0xff); } _delay_ms(1); /* Wait 1 ms ...
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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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avr-gcc -D is ignored

Im trying to use XCode to compile avr program with arduino libs but seems like something wrong with my Makefile because it throws me warnings like # warning "F_CPU not defined for <util/delay.h&...
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Arduino uno board not detected when connected via USB no matter what OS

I was working with Arduino in Win 8.1, when suddenly it stopped work. I tried to reinstall the drivers and IDE several times, but it didn't solved. In Win 8.1, when I plug the arduino, I get the pop ...
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Using Atmel Studio with Arduino Starter Kit (Uno MCU)

Can someone tell me if it's possible AND safe to use Atmel Studio with Arduino Starter Kit? I'm a newbie to firmware in general and I don't want to "brick" my Arduino Uno Microcontroller. I don't ...
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BASCOM-AVR stk500_2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout: -1

Arduino Uno R3 Windows 10 Bascom AVR The ON is alright. The LED flickers now and then. The RX and TX flickers when I press the program button on Bascom but then disappears almost immediately. ...
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From Wiring to pure C

I'm using the Teensy 2.0 (atmega32u4) and decided to switch from Arduino IDE with Wiring to pure C. I think it's much more useful to master programming microcontrollers on that level. Wiring seems to ...