It's now 2010, I got my Pololu 3pi robot out of storage, connected it to a brand new PGM02B Pololu USB programmer... loaded the USB driver, loaded the most recent version of BASCOM... 18.104.22.168 and went through just about every combination of USB programmers I could find. Not one worked.
Running a Dell Latitude with Windows XP now... no parallel port, so I can't use my simple programmer any more.
Very disappointing... off to load AVR Studio on this machine and try it that way again.
Okay... have the current driver, downloaded the patch pgm02b_firmware_v1.4.pgm from the web page, and I downloaded AVR Studio 4...
AVR Studio 4.18.700
GUI Version 4, 18, 0, 685
AVR Simulator 2
Service Pack 3
AvrPluginAvrAsmObject 1, 0, 0, 48
AvrPluginavrgccplugin 1, 0, 0, 11
Stk500Dll 1, 0, 1, 15
I opened the HEX file that was created with BASCOM... it appears to load okay... I see a screen with dissasembler data in it... so I next click on TOOLS --> PROGRAM AVR
I get "CONNECT FAILED - SELECT AVR PROGRAMMER"
The items listed are...
I tried clicking on the driver update... pgm02b_firmware_v1.4.pgm but windows has no idea what to do with it, nor do I. How do I make the update? How do I connect with the programmer?
I have tried several items from the list... not getting ANYWHERE... very frustrated.
Would someone PLEASE give me some simple steps to program this 3PI before I throw it at the wall?