Upgrade or replace the microcontroller chip in your ARPIEDesigned by Sixty Four Pixels in United Kingdom
This product is no longer available for sale. The seller may be offering an improved version or it may be hanging out on the beach, enjoying the retired life.
Currently mail services from UK to many EU countries are suspended due to coronavirus - this may delay shipping of your order
This item is an ATMEGA328 microcontroller (328-PU or 328P-PU as available) in 28-pin DIP package. This is the type of chip used in my ARPIE kit, and is offered for sale to enable a simple self-upgr...Read More…
This item is an ATMEGA328 microcontroller (328-PU or 328P-PU as available) in 28-pin DIP package. This is the type of chip used in my ARPIE kit, and is offered for sale to enable a simple self-upgrade path for ARPIE owners who do not own programmer hardware or are not comfortable using it.
The chip is programmed with the ARPIE 6 firmware, which was released in September 2019 and supports the CV TAB. Please see the ARPIE product page for more information. It also has an Arduino Duemilanove bootloader programmed on it and can be further updated using a suitable USB-TLL programmer.
The upgrade is compatible with any of the ARPIE kits I have previously sold on Tindie. It can also be used to replace a lost or damaged chip or build a DIY ARPIE from scratch.
When replacing the chip, be careful not to bend the legs and make sure you fit the chip the correct way around. Take basic anti-static precautions (e.g. touch a grounded metal surface prior to handling the chip). With reasonable care, anyone can change the chip.
Neil | Jan. 11, 2018
Antoine | Feb. 7, 2016
Mark | Nov. 5, 2015
Andreas | March 19, 2015
Patrick | Feb. 26, 2015
We recognize our top users by making them a Tindarian. Tindarians have access to secret & unreleased features.
We look for the most active & best members of the Tindie community, and invite them to join. There isn't a selection process or form to fill out. The only way to become a Tindarian is by being a nice & active member of the Tindie community!