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why do arduinos have to restart? Answered

I want to know why arduinos restart

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jeff-oBest Answer (author)2011-04-16

It forces the Arduino to load the newly uploaded firmware into RAM, and "forget" whatever it was working on before.

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rickharris (author)2011-04-14

If the micro is busy and you want to talk to is i.e. reprogramme you may need to force a restart so that it will ckeck the programming connection to see if there is a new download.

BUT your question is so vague it's hard to answer.

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iceng (author)2011-04-14

Restart is a second start, a third start, - - - , an nth start.

Well you have to be able to stop computers from taking over this world. The nice computers then have to restart.

A "watch dog" is designed to cause a restart in any computer if the software does not perform as designed.

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orksecurity (author)2011-04-14

I'm not sure what you're asking. With a properly written program and a reliable power supply, an Arduino should be able to run more-or-less forever.

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