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how is code transferred from an arduino programmer to a stand alone chip on a circuit board? Answered

Morning all
I am relatively new to arduino but have played around with LEDS and motors. 
I wish to make a simple stand alone flashing light arrangement that will function as a stand alone.  
how do I get the code into this circuit
Thank you


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afridave

2 years ago

thanks for the replys guys....I was wondering if it was possible to lift the chip from the arduino...thanks rick....I have done some research this weekend and come a cross a few tutorials here on instructables...one which shows you how to do it from a breadboard...I have also learned about attiny chips and have sourced some here in south africa....R54 per chip is reasonable (if not particularly cheap) and affordable...one or two of these chips is the next think on my purchase list....I also stumbled across shift registers which I find very interesting...the research continues..

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

thank you rick....im a little busy earning my living right now but I shall certainly check out picaxe...im a novice at electronics and find a lot of the jargon confusing and much of what i read is ununderstandable and irrelevant to what im looking for...so a push in the right direction is much appreciated...

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rickharrisafridave

Answer 2 years ago

The Picaxe manuals are very good, clear and aimed at students they will help you a lot.

for a modest outlay in starting equipment, a USB programming cable and a few electronic bits and bobs and you have what you want.

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

yes ive had a brief look....I like what ive seen so far...I may purchase a starter when I have some cash available...I do however already have a fair amount of arduino gear ..and have recently purchased an expansion shield ..so ill play and get the most out of this for now...ive only been into arduino about 3 months and already ive learned a lot...I was given an old scrap photo copy come printer which i have stripped down.. most interesting..ive recovered 7 stepper motors, actuators, proximity sensors and many other components which I am playing with...still more goodies are in there........I now have a basic understanding of capacitors, resistors diodes, transistors, relays, and am beginning to look into chips....3 months ago I had no clue what any of these things were .electronics is becoming very very interesting..

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rickharrisafridave

Answer 2 years ago

If nothing else the Picaxe manuals will give you a good insight into how to connect the hardware together and some idea of how it all works (always useful) the rest is down to learning the programming language.

But as I say you actually only need a few commands. Until you get really ambitious!.

Yes I was in the RAF in the 60's and 70's , When I was At RAF Honnington in Suffolk they had ex Royal Navy Bucaneers - I don't live that far from the home of the RAF commerative flight of spitfires and Hurricanes and a lancaster so see them fly over in the summer quite often. the sound of a Merlin engine will get even me out of my chair!

I also make RC aircraft having been dragged back into the hobby by

http://www.flitetest.com/articles?grid=true#/textS...

An interesting cheap and quick way to build. The price of RC equipment has plummeted now that China has got into the deal.

Good luck with the Arduino.

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

I recall 1985...I was at a place called eehnana on the swa border...there was a runway at this base and c160,130 and Dakotas landed regular...sometimes at night...we would run down the runway pouring avgas into empty ammo tins and lighting it to illuminate the runway...then this beast would come down out the darkness and land a few meters away from us....the noise was deafening but really exciting....then we run down the runway and put out the fires....

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rickharrisafridave

Answer 2 years ago

Nothing like sophisticated systems!! :-) the RAF used to have a snow clearing machine which was essentially 2 jet engines mounted on the front of a fuel bowser. This drove slow;y down the runway melting the ice and snow - In theory but to slow and the tarmac melted - too fast and the snow refroze leaving a sheet of ice behind.

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

I work on the tenth floor of the customs building at or tambo international ...have a fantastic view over the runway....the other day a hercules c160 took off...have not seen one in years...i recognized it as soon as the engines started....noisy as hell....went to the window and watched it take of ..wonderful......I flew in them during my army days in angola...and once flew in a Dakota...will never forget it....also some antanoves land and take off here every now and then,, ,interesting beasts..;

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

I would love to see that Lancaster....not sure if I have ever heard a merlin....but there is a mustang that flies here in ZA...I believe it may be a merlin...sounds fantastic.....sort of sticks its hands down our throat and grabs you by the thingymabobs...

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afridaverickharris

Answer 2 years ago

I see you are ex RAF...i grew up in a place called bonaero park which effectively started out as a housing estate for a company called atlas aircraft...my dad worked for them...many of the people were ex RAF....atlas aircraft built and maintained the aircraft for the SAAF...mirage,impala,bucaneer and others...the rooivalk was developed at atlas...been into aircraft since I was a boy ..busy building a model hawker fury right now...most beautiful aircraft...today I am wearing an raf bomber jacket that i inherited ...I believe it dates back to ww2...

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iceng

2 years ago

Possible ...Yes

Beneficial ... NO !

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afridaveDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

I am wishing to make a stand alone item...any stand alone item...I have settled on one of the basic tutorials that involves 3 or 4 LEDS flashing in various sequences...I am going to attempt to copy a macdonalds toy which i have seen previously whereby these flashing lights are mounted onto a circular shaped circuit board with a shaft through the middle the and spun like a spinning top.....interesting effects are thus created..

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iceng

2 years ago

If you study the user PDF on these type chips. There usually is a simple addition of a several passive components like ( two resistors and a diode ) that don't affect the operation of your circuit but lets a dongle download a program from your PC.

Some like the Stamps have a Debug mode that talk back to your PC with critical variable info while running..

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rickharris

2 years ago

Usually you will program the arduino on a suitable programming board and then lift the chip to put onto your PCB.

i am not sure I understand your question as you say you have programmed an arduino already?