Seeeduino ADK board Upload Error


Just received my Seeeduino ADK board and tried uploading the DemoKit sketch from Android and receive the following error in Arduino 0022 on Windows Vista:

avrdude: stk500v2_command(): unknown status 0xc8
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
this check.

avrdude: stk500v2_command(): unknown status 0x01
avrdude: stk500v2_disable(): failed to leave programming mode

I followed all the directions from the Android Dev site and the sketch compiles without error. The error displays after I press “Upload” in Arduino. Any guidance/assistance would be appreciated (hope it’s not a board issue as it took some time to get here).

Thank you.

Which board do you select in Arduino IDE?
Please test as the following steps:

  1. plug off micro USB cable;
  2. toggle 3V3_VCC_5V switch to 5V side;
  3. connect ADK board with Micro USB cable;
  4. select “Arduino Mega 2560” in Arduino Board meau;
  5. select the right COM port in Arduino Serial Port meau;
  6. click the upload button.


If failed, we are sorry, please contact qc{a@t} for a replacement.
And send it back to us to check out what’s problem with it.
we will cover all the shipping cost.



Yes, I did all that and am still receiving the previous error. I will contact qc as suggested and look for a replacement.