Archive for December, 2011

Another Arduino show stopper and other thoughts.

Another Arduino show stopper and other thoughts.

After getting my Arduino to be able to upload a new sketch, I received the error:
“avrdude: ser_send(): write error: sorry no info avail”.
From a search, apparently this is either a USB port, cable, or Arduino jack issue.
After some fiddling, I got it corrected. Not sure which one was causing the problem, but at least I know its not the …..

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My Arduino UNO Rev 3 and Windows 7 64 bit Installation “Unknown Device”

My Arduino UNO Rev 3 and Windows 7 64 bit Installation "Unknown Device"

I just brought home the new Arduino UNO rev 3 from my local Radio Shack.
The installation was not easy or obvious. I am new to Windows 7, so that doesn’t help either.
I tried various forums with no answers that worked. This thread explains my problem:

http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=24732.

Simply updating the driver with “Arduino UNO” on this Unknown Device did not work.
The device manager …..

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The Ultimate Alarm Clock

The Ultimate Alarm Clock

I absolutely hate being late for things.  I find it to both be rude to people who may be waiting for me, as well as to my employer who pays me to be on time.  Besides it is just plain disrespectful and unprofessional.  Sure, things happen that are outside of our control, weather, traffic, etc.  …..

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