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In-system programming (ISP) refers to the ability of chips to be programmed while installed in the system.

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Arduino as ISP without a computer

Has anyone seen or know of a method of preloading (using a computer or whatever) a firmware as data onto one arduino set up to operate as an isp and then using that arduino plug the isp interface into ...
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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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FTDI Breakout with additional ISP connector

TL;DR - Can the six yellow ISP pins be used as a normal ISP? The usual USB-TTL FTDI breakout board looks like this: Recently, I came across a variant of the board shown below. However, what are the ...
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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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Male header pins on Arduino Uno

On my board, there are 12 (2 groups of 6, each group consistent of 3 rows of 2 pins) weird male header pins. What are these, and how would you use them?
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MicroSD interfering with ISP programming

I have a microSD connected to an Arduino and I can't program it over ISP without removing the SD card. Does anybody know how to prevent the SD card from interfering with the ISP programming? Details: ...
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Changing pins used in ArduinoISP example

I have built my own ATTiny programmer, but made a bit of a mistake along the way - I didn't align the headers properly, and now instead of them plugging into pins 10, 11, 12 and 13 as per the ...
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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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I bought USB > FT232RL, can I use it to program a bootloader onto an Arduino?

I bought this thing off of eBay: eBay Link Will it allow me to program an ATmega[xxx] (Arduino clone) with a bootloader? --> If so, how would I go about it? What should I do, and what should I ...
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Using Arduino as ISP to burn sketch directly to ATmega328 without first installing a bootloader on the ATmega328

Is it possible to take a bare ATmega328 chip, and with an Arduino as ISP, burn a sketch directly to the chip (e.g. not needing a bootloader), or is the bootloader required to run Arduino sketches? I ...
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Using ArduinoISP on an Arduino Uno to program an ATmega328

I have an Arduino Uno R3 and would like to use it to program a blank ATmega328 on a breadboard. I've followed the instructions for the 8 MHz version on http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/...
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burn arduino bootloader and compiled sketch at same time

How can I write the bootloader and sketch code to an Arduino through the ISP and then write the sketch code again using the Arduino IDE later? Currently, I can write the bootloader through the ISP ...
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Why was the Atmega16U2 used on the Arduino UNO as a USB to Serial converter?

This is the first time that I realized that extra SMD IC near the USB port of the Arduino UNO is actually a fully fledged microcontroller, I thought that it was just a USB to Serial converter. Further ...
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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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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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What's the difference between ICSP vs ISP?

I'm not sure if these terms are interchangeable or not. What's the difference between ICSP and ISP? Is it simply the reset? I've shown two configurations in this question I just asked. Are they both ...
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Forwarding serial output from a Nano to Uno that's used as the ISP

I'm trying to program a Nano by using an Uno as the ISP. So far, I've followed along with the example project for getting the Uno running as the ISP on https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoISP. ...
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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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Which external programmers work reliably with Arduino Mega?

When looking for alternate external programmers (ISPs), I am noticing that many are not Arduino Mega 2560 compatible (e.g. Pocket AVR Programmer, USBtinyISP). I am looking for a reliable external ...
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Can't reprogram atmega328p chips using nano as ISP

Using nano clone as an ISP on a breadboard- as shown here - http://www.martyncurrey.com/arduino-nano-as-an-isp-programmer/ Previously, it worked great. However, recently, chips that I have ...
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Programming an AVR using ISP

I am trying to program an atmega with arduino sketch using ISP only (mac user). So I know how to burn a boot loader, and then to program the chip using the TX, RX. But I would like to program it ...
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Unable to upload sketch after bootloader has been flashed on Arduino Micro

I have created my own custom Arduino Micro, but I am experiencing problems when I attempt to upload an sketch via USB in Arduino IDE. Here is how I program the Arduino Micro: avrdude -c ...
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When using an Arduino as an ISP, is the capacitor required or not?

Looking at Arduino as ISP and Arduino Bootloaders, it is stated The 10 µF electrolytic capacitor connected to RESET and GND of the programming board is needed only for the boards that have ...
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Is this a USBasp I can use with Arduino?

I bought the following USBasp off of Aliexpress. The Arduino UDE doesn't recognize it. When I try to run avrdude with it, it says: avrdude -cusbasp -Pusb -patmega328p avrdude: error: could not find ...
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Attiny88 programming with Arduino

I want to program Attiny88 with Arduino IDE 1.6.5. I chose Attiny88 because it's the cheapest Attiny (as low as $0.5) and at the same time has 28 pins. I found a library that support Attiny88 (https:/...
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Arduino/DuinOS vs Normal C/ARM Programming

I'm trying to understand the difference between programming Arduino hardware (Atel/ARM based) versus 'normal C-based ARM programming'. My understanding is that the Arduino language is cross-compiled ...
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Attiny85 with arduino as ISP

After serveral attempts, I can't make my arduino UNO to program an attiny85, no matter what I do. I've tried under windows 7 and also under ubuntu 14.04, to no avail. I've followed instructions on hi ...
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Homebrew Arduino using ATMEGA328P, ISP or ICSP?

I plan on creating a homebrew Arduino breakout board using the ATMEGA328P smd version. I'm geeting confused by the wealth of information out there as to whether I should be using ICSP or ISP to ...
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How to use a Pololu 5v AVR ISP Programmer to program an AVR at 3.3v

I have a Pololu 5v AVR ISP which I have successfully used to program several Arduinos (a Mega, an Uno and a Pro Mini 5v). I now have a new Arduino compatible clone which is basically a clone of the ...
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How can I program a ATmega328 au tqfp32 ( SMD ) chip? [closed]

I have some experience with the Arduino UNO , Nano , mega etc .. But today I want to upgrade my skills and knowledge to next level . So I am about to design my own PCB for ATmega328 au ( SMD ) but ...
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Unable to burn bootloader with avrisp

I want to burn the arduino optiboot_atmega328.hex bootloader but it doesn't work. I remember that I was able to burn the BL using the arduino IDE which was quite easy, this time I'm having some ...
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ISP with 115200 baud

I have a serial ISP programmer of protocol type "stk500v1" which expects 115200 baud data rate. I have used it successfully with Atmel Studio by calling avrdude manually (custom tool) in the past. ...
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Can I avoid having a bootloader if I use ISP to flash to an arduino? [duplicate]

My Trinket Pro waits about 10 seconds upon booting before starting the program that I have loaded on it. Can I avoid this delay and the bootloader taking up space if I flash my program directly to ...
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Debugging with ISP

I would like to connect the Atmega328p chip to my desktop, through the USB, so I can run teraterm or hyperterminal for debugging purposes. I have already ordered a USB to TTL serial cable but it won'...
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Trying to verify that Arduino Pro Micro ISP is working

I'm trying to program an Arduino Pro Micro with another Arduino Pro Micro. The purpose is to verify that I can use this Pro Micro board reliably as an ISP to program another Arduino device that does ...
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What is the proper way to turn an Arduino UNO into an ISP?

I have a bricked Arduino Uno and I want to try to flash the bootloader. I'm trying to figure out how to do it. On this tutorial from SparkFun you can see this diagram: They also show this table of ...
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multiple connection with ISP Pin at Arduino Micro

Actually I'm not good at English ;-) trying to ask to you. please understand me :) I needed connect SD card Shield and TFT LCD Screen to Arduino Micro. successfully finished compile at source code ...
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Burning a Uno bootloader into a Nano

I bought some cheap Arduino Nanos from ebay, but the watchdog does not work in them. So I removed their old bootloader and burnt a new Nano bootloader from the Arduino IDE. Same problem, the watchdog ...
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What software is available for use with AVRISP and USBASP on ATMega48, 328, 2560?

What software is available for use with AVRISP and USBASP on ATMega328, 2560 for read/write fuse, flash and EEPROM for UNO, Pro Mini and Mega2560 board? (a fact question not opinion) Which software ...
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Flashing ATmega8U2 using another Arduino

I have an Anduino Uno R1 and the ATmega8U2 on. It does not respond correctly. How can I use another Arduino Uno R3 in order to reinstall the correct firmware? What I want to avoid it to solder the ...
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Uploading Arduino bootloader to ATmega32U4 with another Arduino?

I am in a situation where it is useful if I can upload a bootloader into an ATmega32U4 using another Arduino like this, for ex:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard. I have a ...
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Unable to upload code to Leonardo

I was using Arduino-Makefile to upload code to a Leonardo via its standard make upload. However, it became "stuck" and unresponsive, as Leonardo's sometimes do. I tried power cycling it, and ...
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Arduino ISP ATtiny problems

As I was trying to program my ATtiny chip with my arduino, I ran across some problems. Note that I know that this problem is faced almost in every Q and A site and forum so don't flag me as repeat yet....
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Arduino Uno Reading Fuses

I am trying to read the fuse values for the Arduino Uno, but keep getting the following results returned back to me: enter code hereavrdude: Version 6.0.1, compiled on Dec 16 2013 at 17:26:24 ...
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ArduinoISP external programmer produces verification error?

I am using an ArduinoISP external programmer to upload a sketch to an Arduino MEGA. I set the processor type to MEGA 2560, and use Ctrl-Shft-U to upload using a programmer. My programmer is set to ...
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Can an AT89S52 be programmed using an Arduino as ISP?

Since the AT89S52 controller is ISP programmable is it possible to use an Arduino UNO as a programmer to upload the hex file to the 8952 ? I've tried various programmer softwares such as progisp, ...
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ATmega 8 wrong timing with Arduino NG bootloader

I have build simple Arduino ISP programmer, which works fine on ATmega 328 chips (when I select Arduino UNO board) and a ton of others (tiny45, tiny2313). But, when I want to program an ATmega8 chip, ...
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Programmed device causes issues between computer and ISP

I'm using a Digispark, which is basically an attiny85 packaged with a few other things, as an ISP to program attiny85's. The Digispark is loaded with Littlewire and recognized as an USBtinySPI device ...
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In system programming for avr?

I generally use sockets for AVRs in standalone circuits, but sometimes I sell my items and therefore I soldier the chip on the circuit. As you guess I can upgrade the code inside the chip with socket ...
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Cannot write lock byte on Arduino Pro Micro

I have an Arduino Pro Micro, with atmega32u4 chip and a caterine bootloader. However, every time I (successfully) flash some program over the USB port, the /dev/ttyACM0 device disappears, and I cannot ...