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Offline silent069Topic starter

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did i just kill my robot.
« on: June 28, 2008, 06:04:12 PM »
ok so i decided to mess around with the programing on my $50 robot.  when it was turning from a dark corner to head towards light it was very jittery and would only turn inches at a time instead of a 90 degree turn ( what i was looking to do). So i hooked my bot upto the programmer, turned him on (holding it in my hand so it wouldnt drive off the table) hit program on avr studio 4 and everything wrote successful. First thing i noticed was the red led went out on the bot and it stopped moving. turned it on and off and nothing. I can still write to the chip and read its signature. So what went wrong? 

Update** ok thank god its not dead. after messing with the programmer ( had to do an update after doing this) i got everything working again!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2008, 06:35:10 PM by silent069 »

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Re: did i just kill my robot.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 11:02:48 PM »
When you program chips, they are held in reset.
They might also be held in reset while the programmer is connected. This is normal.
Check out my homepage for in depth tutorials on microcontrollers and electronics.


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