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tasterwar
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Post by tasterwar » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:35 am

I soldered my board, pretty well I thought, and hooked it up through my USB BUB ][. Drivers all loaded, etc, recognized in Arduino and all, but it wouldn't upload a program to the RBBB (sync error). Felt a bit lost troubleshooting until I came across the troubleshooting guide in the doc. Pilot light -- check. Blink LED on pin 13 -- check. OK, looks like I did OK assembling the board after all. Phew!

After quite some time, I finally realized that all the doc suggesting that the chip was an Atmega168 was wrong! It's an Atmega328. It says that on the product page, but it also says Diecimila bootloader. Everything was suggesting to me to pick Diecimila from the Arduino board menu. When I finally selected the next option (just below Uno (I'm still using 22)), everything just worked fine!

Perhaps it's just me, but the only place I found that documented what Arduino to choose (http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0038/9 ... 1260749296) was *wrong.* And as we all know, wrong doc is worse than no doc.

Nice board, good assembly instructions, good troubleshooting guide (helped me a lot!), but I felt misled by the doc when it came to describing how to talk to my nice little board via Arduino software.

Please fix it :-)

Thank you!!

paul
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Re: documentation

Post by paul » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:57 am

Thanks for the bug report tasterwar. It is time for a reread and rewrite of the docs.

Paul

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Re: documentation

Post by tasterwar » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:35 pm

Thanks for listening/responding!

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Re: documentation

Post by RomanceOsborn » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:30 am

Very nice, it makes me understand more.
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