HELP! USBTiny, ArduinoBBB from ModernDevice, MacOS. [SOLVED!]

by enhering on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:22 pm

Hi. I bought an USBTiny programmer from adafruit many months ago, assembled it and never turned it on, until now.

I'm running it on MacOS Lion. I have an BBB board, rev D, from ModernDevice. It works well with the Arduino IDE connected to my notebook via USB-BUB, also from ModernDevice.

When I try the programmer, as expected, green led only turns on after first run of avrdude. Red led blinks as programmer tries to program the 328P on ModernDevice board, but I get the following result.

All the solder points of the programmer were double checked.


ENHering:mcu enhering$ avrdude -c usbtiny -p atmega328p -v

avrdude: Version 5.11.1, compiled on Feb 16 2012 at 22:11:20
Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

System wide configuration file is "/usr/local/CrossPack-AVR-20120217/etc/avrdude.conf"
User configuration file is "/Users/enhering/.avrduderc"
User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

Using Port : unknown
Using Programmer : usbtiny
avrdude: usbdev_open(): Found USBtinyISP, bus:device: 001:002-1781-0c9f-ff-00
AVR Part : ATMEGA328P
Chip Erase delay : 9000 us
PAGEL : PD7
BS2 : PC2
RESET disposition : dedicated
RETRY pulse : SCK
serial program mode : yes
parallel program mode : yes
Timeout : 200
StabDelay : 100
CmdexeDelay : 25
SyncLoops : 32
ByteDelay : 0
PollIndex : 3
PollValue : 0x53
Memory Detail :

Block Poll Page Polled
Memory Type Mode Delay Size Indx Paged Size Size #Pages MinW MaxW ReadBack
----------- ---- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ ---- ------ ----- ----- ---------
eeprom 65 20 4 0 no 1024 4 0 3600 3600 0xff 0xff
flash 65 6 128 0 yes 32768 128 256 4500 4500 0xff 0xff
lfuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
hfuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
efuse 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
lock 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 4500 4500 0x00 0x00
calibration 0 0 0 0 no 1 0 0 0 0 0x00 0x00
signature 0 0 0 0 no 3 0 0 0 0 0x00 0x00

Programmer Type : USBtiny
Description : USBtiny simple USB programmer, http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/
avrdude: programmer operation not supported

avrdude: Using SCK period of 10 usec
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
this check.


avrdude done. Thank you.

ENHering:mcu enhering$

This is the same result as if I had the programmer cable unplugged from the Arduino board.

If I fallback to Arduino IDE and ModernDevice BUB USB to serial connection, the board accepts programming.

A similar result is obtained if I try to upload 'using programmer' on the Arduino IDE.

Do you think you can help me?
Last edited by enhering on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: USBTiny, ArduinoBBB from ModernDevice, MacOS.

by enhering on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:30 pm

One more fact:

If I upload a program using Arduino IDE, which flashes LEDs, I see them flashing.
If, after that, I try to use the programmer in the conditions stated in my last post, I see the Arduino board is reset by it.

Again: when I try the command on the above post, the arduino board is reset. After a few seconds it restarts flashing the LEDs, but avrdude complains as described above.
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SOLVED!

by enhering on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:39 pm

Hi.

I finally solved this problem by shorting R4 and R7 resistors, as suggested by the USBtinyISP solder manual.

I hope this helps other people with similar problems.
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