By extremely popular request this weeks guide is on the use of a regular Arduino™ Uno or Duemilanove to program a Versalino™ Nano or Versalino™ Uno. In response I have already created a really in-depth video guide that goes over all the details of the process, but for you word junkies out there, I am putting it together in written form (don’t worry there will be lots of pictures).
Things you will need:
- A Versalino™ Nano or Versalino™ Uno
- An Arduino™ Uno/Duemilanove (doesn’t matter which)
- Male to Female Jumpers
- A chip remover (or nails and fingers that are a lot stronger than mine)
- A computer with the Arduino IDE installed on it
1.) Remove the chip from your Arduino™ Uno/Duemilanove (this prevents your Arduino from preventing the programming process from working by eliminating cross talk on the TX and RX lines).
If you have never used a chip remover before, just be sure you aren’t pulled straight for your face, because it still takes a fair amount of force to get the chip off, but when it does come loose it comes loose quickly.