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Posted by prodriverex | Dec 03, 2012 @ 12:58 AM | 3,591 Views
Many have heard of reflashing Simon K firmware and yet many had read but not attempted to do it.

Being The Engineer, I should not shunt away from the vast pages of info to read and attempt. Therefore, gathering all the tools necessary from past 2 months, finally took the plunge when an opportunity arose to build an Octocopter.

1. First, we need the programmer. I got this from HK:
USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors
The device came with 10pins serial connector cable to the PCB end. At the other end of the cable there is a choice of 10 pins and 6 pins female socket.

Then I have to determine what type of connection I want to made in order to touch the ESC. Since I am flashing the HK F-40A ESC which has the pads in place, it is easier to made the cable and hotglue it to a cloth-peg style as shown. I learned this from this thread.

Here's the style I copied from:

As to which pin from the pad goes to which pin in the programmer, you have to refer to this diagram:
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