Hello forum people,


I am having trouble getting the Arduino IDE to upload to the Arbotix board. I am getting the following error:


Arduino: 1.8.9 (Mac OS X), Board: "Arbotix-M"


avrdude: Version 6.3-20171130
Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
Copyright (c) 2007-2014 Joerg Wunsch


System wide configuration file is "/Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Java/hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf"
User configuration file is "/Users/elias/.avrduderc"
User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping


Using Port : /dev/cu.usbserial-AI06IZ0Z
Using Programmer : arduino
Overriding Baud Rate : 38400
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00


avrdude done. Thank you.


Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.


My Setup:
Arbotix board with nothing else connected except the FTDI USB cable


Troubleshooting I have done:
1) Tried with fresh installs of Arduino 1.8.9 and 1.6.X (using this guide: https://learn.trossenrobotics.com/pr...6-x-setup.html)
2) Tried with fresh installs of Arduino 1.0.6 (using this guide: https://learn.trossenrobotics.com/ar...ck-start-guide)
3) Tried different USB ports on my computer, tried rebooting.
4) Tried selecting the ports, programmers (AVRISP mkll; AVR ISP; AVRISP mkll (serial)) and boards (Arbotix-M, Arbotix w/ RX Shield) that I found in forum responses with similar errors.



Questions

  • Is there a hard reset that I could try on the board? I see the reset button but can’t find any documentation on how to use it? (eg. press hold down then turn board on, etc).
  • Could my board be corrupted? How can I know for sure?
  • What other tests can I do to figure out what is going on?


Thank you for your input. I got the Scorpion X and was really excited about being able to plug and chug with sample scripts but am having a lot of trouble.