Re: LPD8806 square one
I hope this reply has some value to others as dense as I am, trying to put led belts together before Christmas.
Still on square one. Thanks for your last effort to help; I learned that one does not right click on the link in the LPD8806 led belt tutorial, one right clicks on the text file that appears when you left or right click on the link.
Download the **inf** by right-click saving this file and saving it to the Desktop
I have trouble parsing this sentence. Clicking on the tutorial link, I wasn’t downloading anything. A text file came up. Right clicking on it brought up a “save as”. I saved atmega32u4cdc.inf to my desktop.
Then I plugged in the atmega32u4 that came with the kit.
No installation Wizard appears, as promised in the tutorial. Clicking on the reset button on the device didn’t work to bring up the Wizard.
Repeating the “download” again, I saved the file as “All files”. That didn’t work either.
I plugged in another atmega breakout board that came with 8806 led belt kits I purchased from Adafruit. No dice.
I tried to install the Leonardo by updating it from the device manager. Choosing Browze, I used the suggested location, C: users\scarbo\desktop (scarbo is my laptop’s name). The response to this was:” Try another location”. Several permutations of where to look didn’t work, either.
Thankful, as I am for such a great resource in Adafruit and appreciation for ladyada tutorials, I wonder if the “open Source” idea is not really inclusive, expecting quicker minds and jargon familiarity from beginners. I’ve aways wondered how a text file is supposed to be a program file for installations. Years ago when making 1606 led belts, I asked this question in forums. No answers. Apparently, by some unknown process, resaving the file turns it into a program file. I managed somehow to get a “Leonardo” file in my desktop years ago, but computers are disposable items and this was lost. I’m destined to repeat the same weeks of wasted time, once having solved the problem. :idea: With due respect, I suggest you redo the link message, something like, “Click on this and you will see a text file. Right click anywhere on the file and a box will appear for saving it to your desktop. Mysteriously the file will become a program for installing Leonardo bootloader.” :roll: