Part 1 of 2 on programming ArduPilot, ArduIMU or Blimpduino using a FTDI cable.

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Comment by Alexandre Girard on September 12, 2010 at 9:03am

We've just received our arduimu v2+, we've got problems to upload the arduino sketch to it.

* we're using the FTDI cable from DIYDrones shop, with the right colors at the right place (black near GPS).
* when uploading to the board, the code is compiling in Arduino, and after a while, we get this errror (on mac):

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

* on windows, we've got this error:

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51 

* the leds blink like there is a reset occuring, and the code seems to start just after (red light switching on on movement).
* I've tried the reset technic, by pressing the reset button at various intervals after the code has compiled

Would you have some advices for us to upload arduimu firmware?

Thanks a lot,

Alex & Marco

Comment by Doug Weibel on September 13, 2010 at 10:53am
Alex and Marco - sorry, I don't have any further advice other than what is in the video. You might see if you can program some other Arduino board....
Comment by Alexandre Girard on September 21, 2010 at 1:00pm
For people getting the same problem as us, it cames from the FTDI cable that was not working properly.

We've then tried to update the firmware with a Sparkfun FTDI Basic Breakout, and another FTDI cable, and both were working fine.


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