Questions tagged [clones]

A clone is a legal, Arduino-like board developed by a third party using the original schematics for the board (with a few minor adjustments). If significant changes are made, it is called a derivative.

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Is this Arduino UNO running at 12 MHz?

I am wondering if this Arduino UNO R3 clone is clocked at 12 MHz instead of the standard 16 MHz? On the board, you can see there is 12.000 written on the crystal oscillator. But maybe it's not the ...
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Arduino powered from motor shield and USB issue

I am using an Arduino (Elegoo) Mega with Motor shield to drive a digital train set. The Motor shield is powered from a 12v 1.1 amp dc power supply and I have the Arduino plugged into my laptop via USB....
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Why do all analog pins measure the same value?

I measure 2 analog pins: A4 and A5. The A5 pin is connected to another Arduino's digital out (through a 10k resistor) which has a simple program: 5ms on and 100ms off. The A4 pin is not connected ...
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External Interrupt Pins on Nano Clones

Long time lurker, first time poster here. Do the cheap Arduino Nano clones such as this one have external interrupt pins? For example, the original Nano has pins 2 and 3 usable for interrupts. Do ...
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What is /dev/tty.usbserial-1420 [duplicate]

I'm a complete newbie with Arduino. I've bought a couple of Nano clones from China. According to supplier description, it is Arduino Nano V3.0 ATMEGA328P ATMEGA328 CH340. Not sure why they list both ...
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Testing a capacitor with a nodeMUC Lolin V3

Apparently it's possible to test the capacitance of a capacitor with an arduino. In this thread, someone tries to do the same on a NodeMCU but the conclusion is that it's enough to get the change in ...
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Arduino clone woks only with USB - NOT with external power

I have an Arduino UNO ch430 clone. It works with USB power supply, I can upload a Sketch and it works just fine. With external power supply, doesn't work. What do I mean? No LED lights up, high pins ...
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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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Uploading to a CH340 “Nano” board using a Mac with Osx High Sierra

I recently purchased some inexpensive Nano boards, but they give an error signal and won't upload from my Mac with OSX High Sierra... I am able to upload to Unos and Megas without issues. I am ...
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I snapped off these pins… Now my Arduino Clone seems to be dead [closed]

To save space for a project, i cut of these pins, thinking they are only used for writing a new bootloader onto the Arduino, but now it doesn't turn on, not even the LED, it also isn't visible in the ...
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Can the “Arduino Create” chrome extension be used to program an arduino nano clone?

I was wondering if the Arduino Create app for the chrome browser can be used to program an atmega328 based arduino nano clone.(I need that app so that the arduino can be programmed using a chromebook)....
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Is it common that Uno clones misbehave when connected to 12v on VIN?

Edit: this was completely my mistake. See end. My official Uno worked fine when powered by 12v on VIN, but my Uno clone acted really funny--it read random noise from an input when a simple wire was ...
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Burn Bootloader to Chinese Arduino 2560 with AVR ISP programmer

I got my hands on one of these ISP programmer for Atmel AVR microcontroller in USB stick design: Then I selected Progammer > AVR ISP and clicked on Burn Bootloader but it says stk500_recv(): ...
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Arduino (or clone) powered with one or two AA batteries or one CR2032, but still able to give +3.3V or +5V

Are there Arduinos (or clones) that can be powered with one or two AA batteries or one CR2032 3V battery? (it would sleep 99% of the day, and only send a few bytes per day) If so, will they also have ...
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Elegoo “Uno R3” not being recognized in any computer anymore [duplicate]

I used to be able to use my Elegoo Uno R3, just fine. It worked with my computer no problem. Except I used the USB cable on a power bank and now the Uno isn't being recognized on any computer. I tried ...
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Burning Arduinos one after another

I very accidentally caused a short-circuit to two completely different cheap (under 4$ each) Arduino Uno clones, rendering Windows sound alert for unplugged USB several times. This subsequently led ...
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CH340 max serial speed

With an Arduino-like board using a CH340 USB Serial chip, I'd like to send text lines as fast as possible to a Raspberry Pi through USB using the Serial.println() function. The problem is that when I ...
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Nano-like Board - Programmer Not Responding

I am trying to upload a basic sketch to my unofficial Nano-like board and keep getting this error. I understand that it is a generic connection error between the Arduino and my PC, but can't figure ...
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OSX upload error: avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device “/dev/cu.mydev” : Resource Busy

I'm trying to upload the blink script to my unnamed Arduino-like board. However, the USB port appears to be busy. This is all the output I get: Archiving built core (caching) in: /var/folders/43/...
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Arduino nano clone problem with interrupt on falling edge on pin 2

I've s 1Hz square wave coming from a DS1307 SQW/OUT pin going into pin2 on the Nano that is set up as input with internal pullup enabled. I've set up the interrupt on falling edge but I can't get the ...
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Differences between a real and clone Arduino uno?

Today I got my clone Arduino and connected it to my real Arduino and they both work. (UPDATE: The Arduino noted as real Arduino probably also is not a real Arduino; however both work fine). However, ...
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I fried the AMS1117 voltage regulator on my Arduino Clone, is this the cause?

I had the 12V DC power jack plugged-in all the time, and "to make things more exciting" I also plugged-in the "data" USB whenever I had a new sketch to upload. Is this combination a big no-no, or is ...
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Arduino resets my MacBook Pro

Every time I connect the Arduino Uno to the Mac through USB port, the Mac restarts. Why is this happening? How can Arduino make such a sophisticated machine reset? This also happens with my ESP12E ...
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The Right Com Port (COM 7) is NOT Showing

I just finished a camp for the arduino and the arduino uno that they gave us is not working with my computer even though everything was working on their computers. I am trying to upload with the same ...
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Arduino clone changing its serial port on slight physical displacement, even during an ongoing serial communication

I'm using an Arduino clone for serial communication. However, as soon as I even touch the board, it resets, and the serial communication stops. When I view the serial port using the 'Tools' menu of ...
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Purpose of extra holes for pins or Arduino clone

I bought this Arduino clone recently and it has lot of extra holes for pins, but some of them I don't know what they do. There was no instruction manual that came with it. Here's a picture of it, I ...
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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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Arduino Clone - A request for the USB device descriptor failed

I was working with my arduino clone and that was working well till last night. I was trying to add l298p motor shield and after a few times of testing without any achievement, my PC suddenly did not ...
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Arduino Pro Micro troubles

I recently bought a brand new Arduino pro micro from Amazon, I set it up according to the instructions on sparkfun, except that when I plug it in, Windows doesn't even show that it tried to install ...
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Clone vs Counterfeit (Arduino)

On this page on Arduino's website, it states "HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE USING IT [Arduino Software] TO PROGRAM THEIR DEVICES, INCLUDING COMPATIBLES, CLONES, AND EVEN COUNTERFEIT....
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Pro Micro clone worked fine, now RxLED stays on and can't program it

I have burned out a few Pro Micro clones now. Initially I ran them using a 12VDC external raw power supply but two Pro Micro clones burned out pretty quickly this way. Another thread suggested that ...
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Arduino clone with ch340G and correct w7 x64 driver cannot connect to IDE

I have an Uno R3 with CH340G which works perfectly at my home w7 x64 notebook. It worked properly right away with the CH341s64.sys driver. I tried revs from 2009, 2011 and 2014 and it is working with ...
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Why are Arduino clones cheap?

You can buy Arduino Nano v3 clones from Alibaba at the cost of roughly $2-$3. I have calculated the cost for fabricating and all the parts in the BOM for Arduino Nano V3, and it ended up costing ...
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Can I stack an Arduino to another Arduino?

I'm using Arduino clones, which have pin headers the same as Arduino's shields have (with extended "legs" below the board to be stackable). Can I stack my Arduino (Mega) clone to an Arduino (Uno) ...
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What makes a board “Arduino Compatible”?

There are all sorts of Arduino and Arduino-compatible boards out there. They come in all form factors and they come with all sorts of different I/O. They even come with memory specs and different ...
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Sending “Blink” to pin 12 is causing on-board led to blink?

I recently picked up an Uno clone and noticed that if pin 12 is set to an output and I run the Blink sketch on it, the built in led (supposedly connected to pin 13) blinks. It's not as bright as it is ...
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Arduino Uno questions

Anyways cutting to the chase I am pretty good at C++ as I have been doing it for over 6 months pretty much 1-2 hours each day and I am looking for cool things to use my knowledge on ,I have heard of ...
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How do I use the additional serial ports on an Arduino UNO R3 clone?

I bought this Arduino clone over eBay. It seems to have an extra SPI and serial ports. How do I use these?
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Clone pro micro serial port 'COM4' already in use

So I just got this board I ordered from ebay and tried to play with it for the first time. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leonardo-Pro-Micro-ATmega32U4-Arduino-IDE-1-0-3-Bootloader-replace-Pro-Mini-/...
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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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Arduino Pro Mini (3.3V version) input voltage range / tolerance

I have a few Arduino Pro Mini clones (cheap Chinese stuff) and would like to power them with 12V power supply (same as fan voltage). According to the Arduino Pro Mini spec the RAW pin can take 3.35-...
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Which are the competitors of the Arduino boards? [closed]

Which devices are similar to Arduino boards? Please only list devices / competitors that are comparable in terms of hardware.
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What are the SVG pins for on the SainSmart Uno clone?

I bought a SainSmart clone board which is compatible with the Arduino Uno R3. Alongside each of the standard IO pins, there is a row of 3 additional pins (male). They are arranged in columns, marked S,...
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What's the difference between a clone and a counterfeit Arduino?

I've been hearing a lot about clones and counterfeits. What are the differences between the two?
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Compatibility between Arduino and Arduino clones

In a project I am using a Seeeduino v3.0 as an Arduino clone. On the seeeduino website it says that It is based on the Duemilanove schematic, 100% compatible to its existing program, shield and ...