I may have got this wrong, but I thought that the Makeblock dongle could be used to upload a programme to a device:
I have been doing this successfully for the last couple of years when communicating with a device using mBlock 5 block-script programmes in ‘Live’ Mode using the dongle shown below:
However, I am now using the mBlock 5 Arduino Editor to create code and although these will upload quite happily and run OK when using a USB serial cable, the same code will not upload when I try to do so using the dongle. The upload hangs right at the end with the following error message:
The same happens if I try uploading from the Arduino IDE. OK when using a cable, but not OK when using the dongle.
The IDE looks like it is about to finish uploading but ‘hangs’ for about 60 seconds and then gives several timeout errors ending with ‘avrdude: stk500v2_getsync(): timeout communicating with programmer.’
Any ideas anyone? - Does tech_support’s “upload” reply imply when uploading in ‘Live’ mode only? - being tethered by a USB cable is so limiting.