I have started building the a solar kit. Soldering the emonTX and loading the sketch went without a hitch.
However the build of emonBase (Nanode RF) is running far less smooth. All components have been soldered, voltage checks were within boundaries (step 22 3.29V, step 23 3.35V & step 24 5.11V) and red LED is blinking with all the IC's installed. But trying to load the init sketch (https://github.com/ichilton/nanode-code/tree/master/nanode_rf_init) with Arduino 0.22 just keeps on giving a programmer is not responding error.
I also the Arduino 0.22 setup according to manual (correct USB port and board type Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATMega328) but not luck. I'm using the FTDI programmer which was included in the OpenEnergyMonitor kit.
Did I miss a step instruction or is there a problem with the board?
Hello Drsdre, have you tried uploading with the board set to UNO? All the atmegas we ship have the arduino bootloader installed on them, Could it be that?
Indeed, setting it to UNO and the emobBase is up-and-running!
My mistake came from not being able to find the board type from the guide (http://ichilton.github.com/nanode/rf/build_guide.html) and hence looking for other Nanode documentation specifying "Arduino Duemilanove or Nano w/ ATmega328" as the board type (see http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Project:Nanode/Applications).
Thank you for the very quick reply.
Moving on to the emonGLCD build and hopefully have the system up-and-running by end of weekend :-)
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