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Programming utility for AVR micro-controllers.

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“avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00,” aka Some Dude Named Avr Won't Let Me Upload My Program

I made an awesome program the other day, and I wanted to upload it to my Arduino. After clicking the upload button, some mean dude named avr came along and stopped me, saying: avrdude: ...
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When using Arduino Uno as ISP does “Yikes! Invalid device signature” mean a bad connection, bad config, or bad version of avrdude?

I'm using an Arduino UNO to program a pre-compiled hex image to an ATTINY45, using the avrdude in the Arduino IDE directory, on Windows 7. The Uno has the ISP sketch loaded from the examples directory ...
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Understanding the compilation/linking/upload process (so I don't have to use the IDE)

I have started to play with and arduino UNO quite recently (without any prior experience with micro-controllers). I would like to use emacs instead of the IDE, and I'd also like to know what the IDE ...
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Arduino Mega timeout communication with programmer error

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 and it was working fine until about lunch time when I started getting this error: avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout ...
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Arduino compatible's serial port not showing Mac OSX

I bought an Arduino-compatible Freaduino board atmega8 (I selected the board type as Arduino ng or older atmega8). I installed the Arduino IDE on Mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. But my serial port ...
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Problem programming Mini Pro via Arduino as ISP

I just picked up a pair of Arduino Mini Pro 5v clone boards (Inland, sold at Microcenter, currently $4 USD) and I wanted to use my Uno as an ISP like I've done with ATmega328 and ATtiny85 chips before....
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Upload code on Arduino Leonardo using command line

I'm trying to upload a compiled .hex file on an Arduino Leonardo, using the terminal. Uploading a sample code using the Arduino IDE works well, and from the Arduino IDE I got the upload command ...
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avrdude ser_open() can't set com-state

When trying to upload the blink sketch to my (unofficial) Arduino Uno, I get the following error: avrdude ser_open() can't set com-state for "\\.\COM3" I have programmed this Arduino before using ...
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How does the reset button work on the Arduino?

I'm confused about how and when to use the reset button on the Arduino. Do I simply press the button while it is on? Is it simply restarting the board or clearing the uploaded code as well? Currently ...
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Change Options for the AVR Programmer via Arduino IDE

I want to program an ATtiny through the Arduino IDE. I have a somehow strange programmer. But I can upload via avrdude by avrdude -p attiny13 -P /dev/cu.usbmodemfa131 -c stk500v2 -F -B20 -U ...
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Arduino IDE won't use selected port

I'm trying to program an ATtiny85, using an AVRISP mkII programmer (this one: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IYNAXUC/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_VXOWDb3H3N5ND) with the Arduino IDE (version 1.8.10 on Ubuntu ...
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Avoid the 10 attempts of Avrdude when programmer is not responding

Sometime I update my sketch in the Arduino environment, and when I click on the transfer arrow but forget to plug my arduino (I'm using the UART in my project so every time I need to plug/unplug some ...
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Can we burn Arduino bootloader into any microcontroller chip?

I am new to this Arduino community I noticed on youtube that while the prototype is complete people purchase new ATmega328p chips and flash bootloaders into them using in-system-programmers so that ...
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avrdude: Error: butterfly programmer uses avr_write_page() but does not provide a cmd() method

When trying to flash my sketch, I see many errors such as: ***failed; ***...
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Trouble with Timer 0

I'm taking my first wobbly steps outside the Arduino IDE and I'm not having much success with timers / interrupts. I can set a pin to output and light an LED with registers fine but I cannot for the ...
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Does ATMega 328/2560 chips support JTAG-type programmer and hardware debugger?

As stated in www.Arduino.cc FAQ, "Can I use an Arduino board without the Arduino software? Sure. It's just an AVR development board, you can use straight AVR C or C++ (with avr-gcc and avrdude or AVR ...
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Extract .hex from ATtiny45 using Arduino

As it is possible to program a ATtiny45 using Arduino as ISP Programmer, is there a way to backup an ATtiny45 program to a .hex file using Arduino?
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Does porting code to different MCU clock frequency affect serial baud rate?

Tried to upload my Arduino Uno sketch that writes to serial UART at 9600 baud rate onto my ATtiny2313 running at 1MHz. Not getting the signal on the ATtiny, does this have to do with my clock ...
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Remove Bootloader on Arduinos

I am trying to move from arduinos to AVR C. Would somebody know how to remove the arduino bootloader from the microcontroller? Is there a different process for the different atmega microcontrollers ...
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verification error, first mismatch at byte 0x3895 0xdf != 0x44?

I bought a SainSmart Arduino Mega 2560. I uploaded a small sketch to it, and it uploaded fine. When I upload a larger sketch though, I get this error: verification error, first mismatch at byte ...
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Can I corrupt my Arduino if it's unplugged during an upload?

When messing around with code and uploading a sketch to my Arduino board, I almost accidentally pulled out the USB cord. Everything is fine, but then I started thinking what would've happened if I had ...
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Unable to upload sketch using Platformio (but Arduino IDE works)

I am using an Arduino Nano (Clone) which I was programming with the Arduino IDE (Version 1.8.5 on Mac OS X 10.10.5). Using the Arduino IDE I need to re-plug the Nano before uploading, but after doing ...
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How to upload code without closing puTTY

My question is quite simple: can you, somehow, upload Arduino code without closing puTTY's serial console? I hate having to close the program to open it again for reading the incoming information.
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What if I have burnt my atmega328p?

Actually I am facing a big problem while programming my atmega328p using an arduino uno as ISP. I followed a video on youtube "Arduino as ISP" by Notes and Volts. Which look doing the same steps ...
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how can I upload a hex file to an arduino uno?

I have a Rostock Max 3d with an Arduino Uno as the controller. The OEM has a firmware version I would like to upload, but it is in the hex file format. I have looked all over the Arduino IDE, but ...
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How to add the -F switch for avrdude in Arduino IDE

So, before starting to learn with something else, I'll give it one last try. The avrdude is complaining that the device signature doesn't match. Whatever, I don't care. To me, what's written on it is ...
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Reset fuses on atmega328p using Arduino

I bought a few atmega328p chips but unfortunately they came with the Arduino bootloader and they are set to use the external clock. I want to reset their fuses using avrdude so I can use the internal ...
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How do I program my Arduino Yun Shield when I keep getting this AVRDUDE error message?

The error message is: avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e950f avrdude: Expected signature for ATmega32U4 is 1E 95 87 Double check ...
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Bootloader on Atmega328p overwrites whenever it gets programmed

I built my first custom circuit board with an Atmel ATMega328p-AU the tqfp-32 form factor. I connected xtal1 and xtal2 to an external 16mhz crystal to 22pf caps tied to ground. It seems to work great, ...
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how can I change the setting for number of upload retries in the IDE?

I run into this problem when I mess something up, and it's pretty annoying to wait for 10 not in sync timeouts before I can try some different method. ... avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: ...
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Can't sync with programmer — but weird

I have a weird problem, and it's probably because I'm doing something wrong. I'm quite new to Arduino. My Uno R3 (Elegoo) has been working fine for a month. It has been sitting on a bench for the past ...
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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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error with avrdude command line using arduino as isp (i think)

I am trying to upload a .hex file to my attiny85v-10pu and using my arduino as a isp (i think thats the right term) but it come up with this error. ser_open(): can't open device "lpt1": The system ...
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avrdude : stk500_get sync<> attempt 10 of 10 not in sync : resp=0x20 how do i get pass this error for ardunio uno board [duplicate]

When I first started with a bare minimum code. The compiler compiles the code, but when I try to upload, this is the error message I get: AVRDUDE: STK500_GETSYNC<> ATTEMPT 10 OF 10 NOT IN SYNC ...
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Eclipse AVR for arduino not uploading

I recently read this post about setting up Eclipse for Arduino. I Build the test project with no erros, but when I go to upload my test project it just hangs at 5%, with no error messages. If I ...
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Flashing a ATmega328 that came from an Arduino to not use an external oscillator

I have a ATmega328p chip from a kit that was supposed to be an Arduino compatible thing. I decided to go beyond Arduino and try to program the chip directly. I setup an UNO as an Arduino ISP, more or ...
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Can't open “COM1” on Linux with Trinket Pro

At work, on a Ubuntu 14.04 system, I can access my Trinket Pro without any difficulty whatsoever. At home, using either Linux Mint or Ubuntu across two laptops, I can not communicate with the device ...
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Upload a .hex file, using a standalone ISP, without overwriting bootloader

Is it possible to flash a .hex file on an AVR MCU, which already contains the Arduino bootloader, using an AVRISP mkII, without overwriting the bootloader? In my concrete situation, I have an Arduino ...
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How to modify Arduino boards.txt to support new MCUs

In this post, it was mentioned that to get the Arduino IDE to support an ATmega328 (only the ATmega328P is supported): I should mention the Arduino way of doing this, is to create a new boards....
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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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ATmega32U4 (Leonardo/Pro Micro) bootloader, 8K rather than 4K?

Recently hit the dreaded 0x7000 / 28k~ AVRDUDE+LUFA limit. It states everywhere this is because the bootloader uses 4KB, thus reducing the 32KB to 28KB. Makes sense, except... Blank sketches on the ...
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What does the 'arduino' avrdude programmer do?

The command line that my toolchain (CLion + PlatformIO) uses to program my Arduino (Uno) includes includes avrdude ... -c arduino ... but the documentation for this programmer simply reads -c ...
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Any chance of repairing Mega 2560?

So I decided it would be a good idea to flash a firmware onto my mega 2560 for a project. I ended up flashing the wrong side of the ICSP header (one near the usb plug/ M16U2) and killed my arduino for ...
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Can't get “Burn Bootloader” working - Arduino Nano

This is a follow up from a previous question. I have one Nano working perfectly (I think) (Nano A) and another one (Nano B) which seems to be working but has no bootloader. So I am trying to use Nano-...
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It is possible to revive my Arduino Leonardo (mini beetle) board?

I have this board: It has the atmega32u4 chip. I have updated its code several times, and used it without issues for several months. Today, while updating (using Arduino IDE) it started to throw ...
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Arduino Uno WiFi - How to disable WiFi?

I'm using Arduino Uno Wifi. I made my Arduino to get connected with my local network based on http://www.arduino.org/learning/getting-started/getting-started-with-arduino-uno-wifi Now I would like to ...
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Why are there two sets of tools and bootloaders in the Arduino IDE?

After digging around on a separate problem, I found that avrdude, avr-gcc and some more tools can be found in two different locations: (1): C:\Program Files\Arduino\hardware (2): C:\Users\<user&...
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Arduino Pro Mini lower BOD problem

I am planing to build a project where an arduino pro mini 3.3V runs on 2 aa batteries. The standard brown out detection shuts it down at about 2.7/2.8V where it could run on lower voltages too. So I ...
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avr-g++ (or avr-gcc) and LiquidCrystal library

I'm trying to run a simple Hello World program from Arduino 1.6.5 from terminal. When I run it in Arduino IDE, it works good. When I'm trying to get it by avr-g++ I have hard way to figure out how to ...
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Problem loading sketch to Leonardo

Today I got Arduino Leonardo to replace my Uno. I've tried running one of sketches I use on the Uno, but with no luck. When I start the upload, RX LED on the Leonardo flashes few times, and after ...