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Offline Beanbag109

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, »
yes, I have both the USBasp Programmer, and Converter you had listed on the "What it is" post.

Do you have a "Dummies Giude" that will walk me thru the re-flash?

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, »
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2014, »
well Scott,

I was awake until 3am trying to figure this out. I tried to follow the instructions the best I could but could not even get AVRdude to run. I watched 6-7 youtube videos, but they were of no use.

I'm not getting something. I don't know what it is, but something just isn't clicking in my head.

I couldn't even get the USBasp to install (kept getting "no driver found" even on the internet.)

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2014, »
If you want to ship it back to me, I'll take a look at it and fix it. I have a couple of extras that I can pull parts from.
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, »
Hey, Vrey nice offer!

I think the best case is for me to learn what I need to do (get it into my thick skull), that way I might help someone else in the future.

If all else fails, ya, I'll send them to you...

You're the best!

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2014, »
Sounds good. Tomorrow I'll measure voltage at various points and post pics. This way you can test the points.
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2014, »
If you would like to do a meeting with team viewer, and Skype I would be willing to assist you in getting Arduino software and the programmer working, just let me know?
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2014, »
I watched your youtube videos, and that helped a bit.

In your instrustions for flashing the PICs, it said:

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Using the AVRDude bundled with Arduino. Will create a windows batch file that will contains the command to burn the firmware to the PDMXP. Call it "PDMXPFirmware.bat" and copy the below code into it and save it.

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How do I make this file? Do I start Arduino first, then make the batch file ?

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2014, »
using any text editor: just save it as "PDMXPFirmware.bat" windows know .bat extensions as a set of instruction to execute.
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2014, »
COOL!

We might get this done!!! I can't do much more until I get home Tuesday, but this helps my understanding a lot!

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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2014, »
Sorry, I fell asleep as soon as I got home.

Okay, I made the batch file, and the newest version of Arduino is installed.

What next? Here is what I understand (I know it is wrong, but these are the "type" of instructions I need)

With the computer on:

Start Arduino
Plug in USBAsp to computer
Plug USBAsp into PDMXP
Drag the Panther hex onto Batch file
  Then the chip gets programed

This does not work... I know

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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2014, »
I'm assuming you are using a windows machine. You created the batch (bat) file and edit it so that it has the full path to where avrdude is located. When you plug the programmer into the computer the windows device manager should find it. At which point you can plug the other end into the panther. Once you have all this done all you should have to do is drag the hex file onto the batch file at which point it should start loading the program onto the panther. If windows device manager does not find it the you will have to install a USBAsp driver for you version of windows. You should be able search Google for the driver.
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2014, »
cool, I have the USBasp driver installed, connected to the PDMXP.

I draged the "PantherDMXPlayerV200" hex file and placed it on the batch file, and got this error:

'C:\program' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

My batch file contains this:

C:\program files\arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin\avrdude -c usbasp -p m328p -b 19200 -U flash:w:%1:i -U lock:w:0x0f:m
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2014, »
Need to put double quotes because of the space in program files.

"C:\program files\arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin\avrdude" -c usbasp -p m328p -b 19200 -U flash:w:%1:i -U lock:w:0x0f:m
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Re: Any issues?
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2014, »
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Need to put double quotes because of the space in program files.

"C:\program files\arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin\avrdude" -c usbasp -p m328p -b 19200 -U flash:w:%1:i -U lock:w:0x0f:m
pause

+1, I agree
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