Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

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Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

Post by alinke2000 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:05 am

Hi, I got a Rainbowduino 328, I followed the instructions to get it going on the mTx Control http://www.rngtng.com/mtXcontrol/ but unfortunately no luck. I just get an stk500 error when trying to upload the firmware.pde sketch to the Raindbowduino throw the Arduino. Probably in the process, I corrupted the boot loader as I no longer get the default pattern on the Rainbowduino 8x8 matrix, it's just blank now with no lights. so I figured I'd upload the bootloader back using the Arduino IDE and my AVRISP MKii. I was able to flash the bootloader back to an Arduino 328 so I know the AVRISP Mkii is working but when trying to upload the bootloader or any sketch for that matter to the Rainbowduino 328, I get this:

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

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Al

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Re: Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

Post by constantine » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:31 pm

If you have an UsbART adapter, Firmware Loading will be much easier.
Just plug it into the Rainbowduino and download program to your rainbowduino with arduino-0018.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/uartsb ... th=104_109

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Re: Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

Post by alinke2000 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:06 pm

thanks, I'll probably end up doing that. Is there a reason why though it can't be loaded from the ISP header with a AVRISP MKII? I saw on another one of the posts that the power supply needs to be 6.5V or higher, my supply was 5V so maybe this is the problem?

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Re: Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

Post by michu » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:09 pm

alinke2000 wrote:Hi, I got a Rainbowduino 328, I followed the instructions to get it going on the mTx Control http://www.rngtng.com/mtXcontrol/ but unfortunately no luck. I just get an stk500 error when trying to upload the firmware.pde sketch to the Raindbowduino throw the Arduino. Probably in the process, I corrupted the boot loader as I no longer get the default pattern on the Rainbowduino 8x8 matrix, it's just blank now with no lights. so I figured I'd upload the bootloader back using the Arduino IDE and my AVRISP MKii. I was able to flash the bootloader back to an Arduino 328 so I know the AVRISP Mkii is working but when trying to upload the bootloader or any sketch for that matter to the Rainbowduino 328, I get this:

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

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Al
I guess it wont work because the rainbowduino uses an atmel328, the same chip is used on your arduino...

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Re: Rainbowduino 328 Firmware Loading Problems

Post by alinke2000 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:15 pm

I kind of suspected that, well maybe I'll try it again with a Rainbowduino 168, do let me know if you find a work around, thanks.

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