Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

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Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by TheNotorious » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:33 am

Hello fellow gamers,

I am new to the forum and waiting for the pats of my GBZ to arrive.
In the world of hacking in electonice im a complete tool/newby but i like the idea of creating my own stuff!
Im 25 and living in the Netherlands and stumbeled on to this awesome forum that gave me ALOT of infomation!
As of now Im looking for the best way to wire my buttons and i came down to a normal button PCB sold here and a Aduino Pro Micro Clone.
I havent buyed the two parts yet as I want some more information before I get them.

Can someone help me and explain how to code the Arduino Pro Micro Clone?
What do i need for it and what code does it use.
Or maybe there are tutorials i could not find.

Im waiting for you reaction in excitement!

-TheNotorious

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by Fleder » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:31 am

TheNotorious wrote:Hello fellow gamers,

I am new to the forum and waiting for the pats of my GBZ to arrive.
In the world of hacking in electonice im a complete tool/newby but i like the idea of creating my own stuff!
Im 25 and living in the Netherlands and stumbeled on to this awesome forum that gave me ALOT of infomation!
As of now Im looking for the best way to wire my buttons and i came down to a normal button PCB sold here and a Aduino Pro Micro Clone.
I havent buyed the two parts yet as I want some more information before I get them.

Can someone help me and explain how to code the Arduino Pro Micro Clone?
What do i need for it and what code does it use.
Or maybe there are tutorials i could not find.

Im waiting for you reaction in excitement!

-TheNotorious

Hi there and welcome.
You will need the Arduino IDE Programm, a USB Cable to connect your Arduino Clone to the PC and your Arduino.
That's everything you need to programm it.

I can send you the code i used for programming mine, just send me a PM and i can also help you to go through this whole process.

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by TheNotorious » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:54 pm

Ah fleder that will be awesome!!

As you say the arduino itself did you mean i need to get a arduino board? If so what board?

I will PM you in a minute!

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by RazorX » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:42 pm

TheNotorious wrote:Ah fleder that will be awesome!!

As you say the arduino itself did you mean i need to get a arduino board? If so what board?

I will PM you in a minute!
get yourself an arduino leonardo pro micro like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201310315804? ... EBIDX%3AIT

then download this:
http://arduino.cc/download_handler.php? ... indows.zip

then extract it and plug in your arduino leonardo pro micro and load up the program and goto tools and select "arduino leonardo" for board
then select the right COM (it should tell you the name of your board) and for programmer select "AVRISP mkII" then your set to flash code to it.

in terms of what we use it for, we use it to act as a usb controller for the buttons we need on the gameboy zero such as up, down, left, right etc.

hope that helps.

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by TheNotorious » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:09 am

RazorX wrote:
TheNotorious wrote:Ah fleder that will be awesome!!

As you say the arduino itself did you mean i need to get a arduino board? If so what board?

I will PM you in a minute!
get yourself an arduino leonardo pro micro like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201310315804? ... EBIDX%3AIT

then download this:
http://arduino.cc/download_handler.php? ... indows.zip

then extract it and plug in your arduino leonardo pro micro and load up the program and goto tools and select "arduino leonardo" for board
then select the right COM (it should tell you the name of your board) and for programmer select "AVRISP mkII" then your set to flash code to it.

in terms of what we use it for, we use it to act as a usb controller for the buttons we need on the gameboy zero such as up, down, left, right etc.

hope that helps.
Okay that is what im going to do then.
Going to order the Arduin Pro Micro tonight so i can "flash" it (thats how you call it right?)
Fleder gave me some help already I realy apreciate the help! M
y orders for my gameboy zero are coming in slowly, the pi arriving today or something. Realy excited in building this one!

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by RazorX » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:46 am

TheNotorious wrote:
RazorX wrote:
TheNotorious wrote:Ah fleder that will be awesome!!

As you say the arduino itself did you mean i need to get a arduino board? If so what board?

I will PM you in a minute!
get yourself an arduino leonardo pro micro like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201310315804? ... EBIDX%3AIT

then download this:
http://arduino.cc/download_handler.php? ... indows.zip

then extract it and plug in your arduino leonardo pro micro and load up the program and goto tools and select "arduino leonardo" for board
then select the right COM (it should tell you the name of your board) and for programmer select "AVRISP mkII" then your set to flash code to it.

in terms of what we use it for, we use it to act as a usb controller for the buttons we need on the gameboy zero such as up, down, left, right etc.

hope that helps.
Okay that is what im going to do then.
Going to order the Arduin Pro Micro tonight so i can "flash" it (thats how you call it right?)
Fleder gave me some help already I realy apreciate the help! M
y orders for my gameboy zero are coming in slowly, the pi arriving today or something. Realy excited in building this one!
Let me know when it comes and I will share my code with you to get it working as a gamepad

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by TheNotorious » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:32 am

RazorX wrote:
TheNotorious wrote:
RazorX wrote:
Let me know when it comes and I will share my code with you to get it working as a gamepad
Thanks that will be awesome!
As i told above I will order it tonight so i will have it thursday.
Friday i will leave for keulen to have a reggae festival after that im going full speed on this project.
Then i will make myself a thread for the GBZ im planning and show you guys what i did already!

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by RazorX » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:39 am

Are you gonna use a 4 button controller pcb made by one of the guys on this forum or do it yourself?

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by TheNotorious » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:09 am

RazorX wrote:Are you gonna use a 4 button controller pcb made by one of the guys on this forum or do it yourself?
Going to use a 4 button pcb from one of the boards sold here.
Is that going to work or does it make a difference?

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Re: Arduino Pro Micro clone (ATmega32u4)

Post by RazorX » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:47 am

TheNotorious wrote:
RazorX wrote:Are you gonna use a 4 button controller pcb made by one of the guys on this forum or do it yourself?
Going to use a 4 button pcb from one of the boards sold here.
Is that going to work or does it make a difference?
It makes it easier

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