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Programming question.

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:25 pm
by Visigoth
I own an Arduino Diecimila board. I just purchased an RBBB kit from Modern Device. Can I pop the ATmega168 chip into the Diecimila socket, program it, and then put it back in the RBBB kit to run? Or do I have to buy the programming cable?

Re: Programming question.

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:51 pm
by floresta
Visigoth
Can I pop the ATmega168 chip into the Diecimila socket, program it, and then put it back in the RBBB kit to run?
That would work but I wouldn't do it too often because of the wear and tear on the IC sockets.
Or do I have to buy the programming cable?
If you go this route I would suggest the USB BUB board, USB to TTL serial adapter which more closely replicates the Arduino configuration.

Don

Re: Programming question.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:44 am
by Visigoth
Thank you. Is the clock speed different between the two?

Re: Programming question.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:38 pm
by floresta
No, the clock speeds are the same - 16 MHz. Any device that is, or claims to be, Arduino compatible must run at this speed otherwise it wouldn't really be compatible.

Don