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Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket by Mike Barela

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Chapter 8. Troubleshooting

Running into problems and solving them is a defining part of the Maker experience. This chapter will help you resolve many common issues you may face when working with the Trinket.

Most issues fall into the following categories:

  • Cable issues

  • Connectivity issues

  • Arduino IDE issues

  • Common library problems

  • Error messages

  • Usage issues

  • Manufacturer support

Your USB Cable

Note

Half of Trinket issues are ultimately traced to a bad USB cable or a power issue.

Very often, to get an older USB Mini-B cable, you’ll scrounge in your box of old cables to find something that works. This may not get you the reliable cable you expected. Problems you may encounter include:

  • Many USB Mini-B cables only have power ...

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