Have you fried an AVR Dragon V2?

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I am considering a classroom setup with some kind of microcontroller development/evaluation card, and programming and On-chip debugging facilities.

Some kind of Arduino board and a Dragon is of-course an interesting alternative.

I only own one Dragon, and it's one of the original V1 gifts. (Thank you, Atmel!)

Now, in a classroom some abuse or accidents are to be expected (even though we're talking about adult course attendants). So, for those of you having used an AVR Dragon V2:

Have you fried it? If so, under what circumstances?

(Yes, if I opt for the Dragon I will shield them. Yes if I opt for the dragon, I will keep a spare or two.)

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I have used two and still have one, in a mixed lab / industrial environment. no problem at all.

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Johan,

I don't think it hurts to point out that a V2 looks like this:

and not:

(I fear your result may be skewed by some voters who don't know the difference between V1 and V2)

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Thank you, cliff!

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No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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Not yet!

If you don't know my whole story, keep your mouth shut.

If you know my whole story, you're an accomplice. Keep your mouth shut. 

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No, but then, my original Dragon is still alive and kicking with all its original parts.

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I have a STK500 for programming, but decided I needed to do debugging. The Dragon is so much less $$$ than the JTAGICE MKII. So, now, I have one on order from Mouser. But, after reading all these threads about frying them, I may not take it out of the box! I hope Mouser ships version 2!

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WOW! Mounting holes !!!

/Jesper
http://www.yampp.com
The quick black AVR jumped over the lazy PIC.
What boots up, must come down.

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Mine still works, but I keep it in the original box with the cables pulled out and I never touch it when it is plugged in.

Smiley