How to make a ArduinoUSBLinker

The ArduinoUSBLinker is a project of LittleMo, for more information see the readme on github.

To create a ArduinoUSBLinker you need an Arduino with on-board FTDI preferred. Before you can do anything plug it to your PC or Mac and check if it is recognized by the operating system. If not you may get a message to install a driver for the FTDI chip. When the driver is installed, go to the device manager and note down what port or device is associated to the Arduino when it is plugged to your computer.

Step by step

You need a internet connection to load the firmware during the flashing.

  • Make sure the Arduino is not plugged to the computer.
  • Start the kkflashtool, on Windows you have to select if you have a 32 or 64 bit OS.
  • go to the “Tools–>Upload ArduinoUSBLinker” menu.
  • Select the Arduino you like to use.
  • A dialog opens and asks you to plug your Arduino into your computer.
  • Wait 2-3 seconds until the Arduino is recognized by your computer.
  • Press okay.
  • A second dialog will tell you that a new device is discovered on port x.
  • Press okay.
  • The firmware will be downloaded from the internet and flashed to the Arduino.
  • When the magic message “Flashing of firmware was successfull.” you are done.

Don't forget to choose the ArduinoUSBLinker and enable the default baud rate again, before you update your bootloader enabled SimonK ESC.

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