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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arduino Uno "WiFi Developer Edition" - How to disable WiFi?

I'm using Arduino Uno "Wifi Developer Edition". I made my Arduino to get connected with my local network based on http://www.arduino.org/learning/getting-started/getting-started-with-arduino-...
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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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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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Are intel hex files converted into a binary format before they are written to Atmega's flash?

I have been going through some resources on bootloaders, programmers, etc (I'm very new to this specific subject) and how they work with the Atmega chips and Arduino board programming. My research may ...
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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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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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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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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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Arduino not responding to macbook pro

When I try to upload my code onto the Arduino it just gives me the error message: "avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "/dev/cu.usbmodem14201": No such file or directory Problem uploading to board. ...
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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 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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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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I can't upload my sketch to Arduino Uno using avrdude

I have already spent a couple of days by trying to upload a sketch onto my Arduino Uno R3 board and now it's time to give up, so I'm trying to ask some more experienced developers. My hardware and ...
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Arduino Uno Gravitech Rev 3.0 with avrdude CLI (Mac OS) - Is my script correct?

I am dealing with an Arduino Nano board rev 3.0 from Gravitech. There is a program inside that I'd like to download to a HEX file. Thus I can upload it to other Arduino Nano boards. I'm a newbie with ...
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Error on UNOr3--> avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "/dev/ttyUSB0": No such file or directory ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Inappropriate ioctl for device [closed]

When I try to upload my program on the Arduino Uno Chinese clone, It says -> avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "/dev/ttyUSB0": No such file or directory ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Inappropriate ...
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Can't sync with programmer Arduino Uno

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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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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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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Software flashing attiny167 from RPi with avrdude

I am trying to flash a program onto an attiny167 (already bootloaded with the micronucleus bootloader) with a Raspberry Pi via avrdude and USB. Background I have 50 Raspberry Pi 3B's connected to an ...
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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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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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avrdude.conf: programmer type must be written as "id_type"?

I'm trying to compile & run using ino. At the ino upload step I get the following error: avrdude: error at /usr/share/arduino/hardware/tools/avrdude.conf:332: programmer type must be written as "...
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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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Unable to flash arduino pro micro from Terminal

I am trying to upload an hex file to my arduino pro micro using Avrdude . The thing is that I cannot upload any code using the Avrdude terminal commands , but when I use arduino IDE to upload any code ...
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Issues Uploading Code to ATTiny84 with Sparkfun AVR Pocket Programmer and ATTinyCore

I am getting back into programming with Arduino and built a POV fidget spinner inspired by an instructable by MakersBox. I am using the SparkFun AVR Pocket Programmer and an ATTiny84 (8MHz internal ...
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How to build an arduino project with multiple source files?

I'm building an arduino program on linux, using the following Makefile: ARDUINO_DIR = /usr/share/arduino BOARD_TAG = uno ARDUINO_PORT = /dev/ttyAMA0 ARDUINO_LIBS = Wire include /usr/share/arduino/...
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