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I have updated the image and the example sketch in the tutorial to match the MicroView Library examples using A3 instead of A2. Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for reading!
If you're following this tutorial in order, once you upload the hello world sketch from the "Programming the MicroView" section, it overwrites the microview tutorial that you're supposed to go through in Experiment 0. Not sure how to get that sketch back either, unfortunately.
Hi, sorry for the inconvenience. I've reordered the pages so that the demo sketch comes first, then the hello world/learning how to program page. If you downloaded the SparkFun MicroView Library for Arduino, then you should have the sketch in the examples folder (titled MicroViewDemo). I added a note in the tutorial about how to get this sketch back on the MicroView. You can also get the sketch directly from here.
Followed instruction, and double checked everything. When I plug MicroView in, Com2 is assigned. I can compile any of the examples and no errors. But when I go to download, I get the following error: avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x01 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x01 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
Sounds like there is an issue with either the drivers not being installed correctly, the wrong COM port or wrong board being selected. Double check all those and if you are still having problems email firstname.lastname@example.org (if possible include a screen shot of the Arduino IDE and device manager). Oh, also make sure the microview is plugged into the programmer facing the right direction.
Correction to my previous reply: Make sure the USB extension cable (if you're using it) is plugged in all the way into the programmer. Its a tight fit and the green power LED will come on even if its not plugged in all the way. (My cable stopped half way in and it wasn't until I realized I had to give it another push that I solved the download problem).
Also make sure the MicroView is plugged in all the way into the programmer. Its a tight fit and the green power LED will come on even if its not plugged in all the way.
Just wondering why the shift register IC was included in the kit. I didn't see it used in any of the experiments.
Good point. We used the same parts list as the SIK uses, and the lessons were ported over from the microview website, which didn't have a shift register experiment. We'll be adding a shift register experiment soon.
Do you supply example code for the graphic displays you show in the video -- a watch and the pong game?
We do now! I just added the clock and pong to the MicroView Library GitHub repo.
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The example code "Circuit 1" in the MicroView custom library is almost identical, except the pin is set to A3! Could this either be fixed in the example code, or the tutorial to make it consistent?