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fubarino mini uploading or not.

Created Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:28:02 +0000 by salzburg


Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:28:02 +0000

I'm totally new to programming and need help.

Using MPIDE I did verify my sketch and no problem. [ Fubarino mini ]

Pressed the upload button and there seems to be no problem except "Done" never comes on. I waited about 1/2 hr.

and unplugged and only then did "Done" come on.

Now i don't know if the upload worked, how can one tell.

Thanks for any help you can give me, John.


Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:25:51 +0000

Did you place the Mini into programming mode before pressing upload?


Fri, 18 Nov 2016 02:18:05 +0000


Check out the video on this page : [url][/url]

While that was made with a Fubarino SD, it applies to the Mini as well. It will show you how to get into 'programming mode' with the Mini, which you must do before you try to download a new sketch to the board.



Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:19:44 +0000

To make life easier you can solder a 100nF capacitor between RA8 (pin 16) and MCLR (on the programming header at the end of the board) so that a single press on the PROG button enters programming mode - no messing around with two buttons then.


Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:19:13 +0000

But if you do that, you then lose the ability to use the PRG button as an input in any of your sketches (which we typically do when we're teaching chipKIT classes, for example)



Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:40:52 +0000

Thank you all for your help, I'll try all of these things this weekend.