well i had a breakthrough tonight. i used mega-isp on a seeeduino and got the rainbowduino flashing again
after some confusion with fuses and lock bits, the internets and datasheet prevailed on detailing the solution. (avrdude commands below)
i still have the issue of the one bar thing. i have tried the newest version and the 1.1 version of the code. I still have only one bar randomly coming up. i have compiled under ide 0015 and 0016 and its the same
the lit up row seems to change every time i hit reset. and when i first plugged things in, it was doing a slow strobe of all the led’s in the default rainbowduino fashion
I still cannot put the uartsb on it and upload the sketch through the ide, i had to grab winavr to do the uploading.
these are the commands i used, tell me if they look proper.
avrdude -c avrisp -p m168 -P com7 -b 19200 -B 5 -V -e -U lock:w:0x3F:m -U hfuse:w:0xDF:m -U lfuse:w:0xFF:m -U efuse:w:0x00:m
avrdude -c avrisp -p m168 -P com7 -b 19200 -B 1 -V -D -U flash:w:rainbowduino.hex:i
avrdude -c avrisp -p m168 -P com7 -b 19200 -B 5 -V -U lock:w:0x0F:m
thats with the avrisp sketch on the seeeduino and hooked up to the isp port of the rainboduino (which the label is upside down on my green rainbowduino)
but does the one row issue seem like a hardware thing? i have tried both of the selectable power sources, and tried powering it through a seeeduino and a uartsb and get the same result. and tried both v1.1 and v2 of the default sketches. I am going to try and write another test sketch to see if i can get it to do anything else. any input on this would be great.