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programing problems
« on: December 13, 2007, 09:55:53 AM »
When ever I select write all in pony prog for the $50 robot its says missing or unknown device Ive checked what admin said to do and it didn't make any difference. Could it be that I dont have the microcontroller pushed into to the dip socket enough? Or have i Shocked one of my components?
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 11:14:27 AM »
make sure you dont have any short circuits using a digital multimeter anywhere and that your micro controller is getting at least 5 volts constantly. Also make sure that everything thats supposed to be connected is connected correctly and such.
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 01:32:12 PM »
trumpkin i was wondering if you fixed your problem because im having the same trouble with my bot

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Re: programing problems
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 02:55:04 PM »
Unfortunatley I haven't had time to try to fix it. Please tell me what you did if you get yours to work!
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 05:20:21 PM »
I'm so frustrated right now with my microcontroller!  >:(  >:(  >:(
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 05:36:00 PM »
I checked all the connections and didn't find anything.  :'(
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 05:41:20 PM »
 im in the same boat.....

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Re: programing problems
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 06:01:05 PM »
I think I might have just not plugged in the microcontroller all the way into the dip socket. I'm using the usb to serial convereter i checked in the ponyprog interface set up and could not find any thing for usb What are you supposed to do??
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 06:07:22 PM »
I checked my battery voltage and it's like 3 volts hopefully that and pressing the microcontroller into the dip circuit will fix my problem.
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 06:54:09 PM »
Can somebody please tell me how your supposed to setup ponyprog when using a usb to serial converter?  :P
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 09:43:44 PM »
according to this you can't use a usb to serial converter with ponyprog  :'( http://ponyprog.sourceforge.net/phorum/read.php?2,22
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 09:49:45 PM »
according to this you can't use a usb to serial converter with ponyprog  :'( http://ponyprog.sourceforge.net/phorum/read.php?2,22


im not sure but I've seen a problem like that happening with a PIC programmer of mine ( USB to serial did not work)

I went ahead and got a USB programmer

the only solution I've seen to this is to make a virtual serial port using Bluetooth and then connect the programmer to the Bluetooth

My advice : get yourself a USB programmer
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 12:36:31 PM »
I still can't get it to work and I really don't want to spend any more money airman. :P  :-\  >:(  :'(
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Re: programing problems
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 03:58:17 PM »
think of it as an investment for the future
also the USB programmer programs in seconds.....
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