The case of the broken Pro Micro (reprise)

Revisited – one year later

Looking at this issue again, The case of the broken Pro Micro, one year later, when I connect the Pro Micro to a USB port on the PC, it is just not recognised. It is worth noting that I was using a newer version of the Arduino IDE (1.6.11) this time around. Last year I was using version 1.6.5. Continue reading The case of the broken Pro Micro (reprise)

Programming the Arduino Ethernet Board


Following on from The case of the broken Pro Micro, I wanted to use my Arduino Ethernet Board, which is basically an Uno and an Ethernet shield fused together on one board, as an AVR programmer for the Pro Micro. For a recounting of this tale see The case of the broken Pro Micro (reprise).

However, before I could use the Arduino Ethernet board as an ISP, I needed to figure out how to program the Arduino Ethernet board, as there is no USB port. Continue reading Programming the Arduino Ethernet Board

Nano IO Shield


This is a useful board that provides servo, XBee and nRFnRF24L01+ connectors for an Arduino Nano. It has onboard regulators for 5 V and 3.3 V. A external power supply of up to 12 V can be used, although, I would exercise caution if using a 12V PSU in conjunction with a Chinese cloned Nano, as 12 V at Vin could possibly cause the Nano to blow (12V + NANO VIN = SMOKE! help!). A 9 V 2 A PSU would be recommended. Continue reading Nano IO Shield