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Support Forum » Problem with programming the MCU. LED array test

August 30, 2010
by wearetherowboats
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Hi again, more beginner problems. When I try to run the make file for the led array test, it doesn't seem to load correctly at all. I'm using a Mac. Terminal just stops at this line;

avrdude -c avr109 -p m168 -b 115200 -P /dev/cu.PL2303-00001004 -U flash:w:ledarray.hex:a

and doesn't do anything else.

August 30, 2010
by wearetherowboats
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Also, I may have somehow fried my chip. Just touched it and it's really hot. Argh.

August 31, 2010
by Ralphxyz
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Once you cool your chip down reboot and rewire. Sometimes it is best to strip ALL of your wiring and start over from scratch.

I get the hung avrdude whenever I am running Screen in Terminal and try to interrupt/stop it. Just closing Terminal apparently does not terminate the process so subsequent tries at compiling hang. To stop Screen use Ctrl-a Ctrl-\ (ha it didn't get me this time).

I cannot remember just getting this error in Terminal from running make but a reboot solves it.

Sometimes just unplugging the USB will free you when you hang up. I have a switch on the yellow wire that I flip every time I run make. The yellow wire has enough voltage (on/from my Mac mini) to hold the MCU in a zombie state and has to be interrupted before doing a subsequent make.


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