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Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"

Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:02:08 AM »
I just purchased a TinyArcade, followed the tutorials and I'm getting NO Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu".

So I removed all the board manager installs and made sure to get the correct versions shown in the images, now I don't even get a "Build Option:".

Anyone have any updated information on this before I have to go through and spend a week recreation something that looked like it was working at one point, but I guess was a good idea to remove or break?

Or maybe the updated versions have fixed bugs and added new features!? But no documentation...

My TinyArcade works I'd hate to upload something and break it and spend weeks fixing it, because lack of information.

bfarmer@tinycircuits.com

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Re: Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 05:48:26 PM »
An easy first step would be to make sure you are using the latest version of the Arduino IDE. If not, you can download the latest version for free from here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. It's also a good idea to go to: Tools > Board > Boards Manager within the IDE, and update all of the Board Packages. You may need to restart the IDE after this process.

Re: Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 09:09:43 PM »
Don't matter now, was playing the shooter game and it just wen't black.

I can't get a connection on USB, through the battery or get arduino to detect its plugged in.

Honestly I've been messing around with home brew electronics for a very long time never have I seen anything crap out like this before unless it was flushed down the toilet which is where this belongs.

Very cool concept just a shame you guys couldn't figure it out. I will be sure to stay away from any projects anyone in this company may be apart of or anything that has to do with your other "tiny" arduino copies that don't work.

Re: Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »
honestly thats kinda sad it just works for me and is some of the most fun I've had with programming in ages contact them and see if you can get a replacement maybe you just got a faulty unit

Re: Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 04:31:55 PM »
Sorry- we don't want anybody to be that frustrated with our product. All products have some failures, we can't get around that, but we support what we ship- you're entitled to a repair, replacement, refund, or however you want us to handle it- just ask.

Thanks,
Ben

Re: Just got a TinyArcade, no Build Option: "TinyArcade Menu"
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 10:14:42 PM »
I had some problems and their support backed me up 100% It was even possible that I caused the problem and they still took care of me. The Tiny Arcade is one of coolest things I've had my hands on!