I've purchased several Aruino UNOS from Adafruit and have been having great success with my 10-year old and I learning electronics and programming. So much fun, in fact, that I have purchased a bunch of new sensors and shields, and my workshop has become a mess with resistors, breadboard, leds, and so on. My latest addition is the TTL Serial Camera. I want to be able to capture video, etc. The trouble is, it requires me to use Windows to configure the durn thing... Until now, we have been using a Mac to program the Arduinos and have had no problem.
So, here it is: I have tried installing/uninstalling all of the Arduino software (currently on 1.0.2) and I have installed/uninstalled the UNO R3 driver multiple times (including dozens of reboots, cuz Windows is just that way.)
As you know, the video camera requires the VC0706Com.exe program to work with the camera. Because of my difficulty communicating with the UNO, I cannot use the software to configure the camera.
1) What am I doing wrong? I have Windows 7 (64-bit) and the Arduino UNO R3 is showing up on COM5. When I attempt to upload the blink sketch, I get this message: avrdude: usb_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"
I tried (as I mentioned) reinstalling/reconfiguring all of the software and drives (following examples from arduino.cc and in your TTL serial camera demo) Nothing works. I can upload the same from MacOS-X without a problem.
2) Is there any option to the Windows program to configure the camera? Maybe a Mac/Linux alternative?
Thanks for your help.
Sincerely, stuck-in-windows-hell ;)