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Loading the ROS Sketch onto the Arbotix board [closed]

asked 2012-02-07 05:34:34 -0600

Aroarus gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:11:16 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

I am trying to load the ros.pde sketch onto the ArbotiX board for use with the turtlebot arm, and I keep getting an error when trying to upload the sketch. The error that I am getting is:

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

My boards.txt file contains this segment:

# To use an ISP: uncomment the next line, comment out the protocol line

The board is powered on and connected to the computer using the FTDI USB-TTY cable listed here:

I tried the FTDI Sparkfun breakout board with a normal mini usb cable and it crashes my arduino ide with the error /dev/USBTTY1 No such file or folder.

I am running arduino 0018 (as per the suggestion on the arbotix site), which I downloaded directly off of the arduino site (not through apt-get).

Does anyone have an idea of why I am having problems uploading this sketch? Thank you very much!

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close date 2012-06-09 11:24:38

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answered 2012-02-07 06:58:14 -0600

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You are using an FTDI adapter, not an ISP, so you should not have uncommented the .upload.using= part.

If you have an error about a port not being present, you need to change the port selection within the Arduino IDE (found in the Menu under Tools).

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That was an attempt to fix the problem that I edited in above. I have put my boards.txt file back the way it was and am now still receiving my old error (above).
Aroarus gravatar image Aroarus  ( 2012-02-07 08:52:00 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-02-09 01:59:24 -0600

Bence Magyar gravatar image

If too many interrupts are present in the system, you could get this error. I usually got them when I "overused" the microcontroller on my Arduino with complicated code.

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