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Diecimila slow start
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Diecimila slow start

by supahonk on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:04 pm

Hi,

I bought a Diecimila about a year ago and have never gotten it to work reliably. It takes an inordinate amount of time to start a function - if it starts at all. For instance, if just doing the "Dimmer" tutorial, it takes about 10 seconds for the code to begin working. I've had other problems interfacing it with Max and Processing that I never had with the NG.

I've read about the "no wait" bootloaders, but I was wondering if I couldn't just buy the new ATmega168 (rather than the USBtinyISP)?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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by adafruit on Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:47 am

if you press the 'reset' button does it immediately begin the sketch?

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by supahonk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:44 am

It takes about 7 seconds to begin again.

thanks
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by supahonk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:49 pm

Has this issue (perhaps non-issue) been forumed already and I am missing it? If so, could someone please point me in the right direction, because I'm not finding it.

I've searched through other forums and I'm not seeing a whole lot of solutions. I do find several unanswered questions though (on the arduino forums).

Obviously I can (sort of) live with the 7 second delay - but if there are other solutions, I'd like to know about them.

Please???
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by adafruit on Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:11 am

is it an NG or a Diecimila arduino?

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by supahonk on Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:42 am

Diecimila
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by supahonk on Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:22 am

I guess what I am asking about is this:

http://www.ladyada.net/library/arduino/bootloader.html

I have related my experiences to other Arduino Diecimila users and so far only one other user (out of 4) has had similar experiences.
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by adafruit on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:40 am

the quickstart bootloader only has quickstart after resetting via the serial port or by removing and reapplying power. if you press the reset button it will still take 7 seconds

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by supahonk on Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:44 pm

I guess I'll have to find a different solution then...
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by mellis on Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:04 am

Some of the Diecimila boards were accidently burned with the wrong bootloader: one with a longer delay than normal. If you reburn the bootloader from the Arduino environment (e.g. using an Adafruit USBtinyISP), it should eliminate the delays.

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