Firmware on Rugged Arduino
I am trying to put the BC firmware on one of these: https://www.rugged-circuits.com/microcontroller-boards/rugged-mega . In the device manager of my computer, instead of showing up on a COM port, the MEGA shows up under "Other devices" as "FT231X USB UART". I'm not much of a computer person, any ideas of the course of action I take to install the BC firmware?
I think you need to install the device driver for the computer to see this as a COM port. Check out their tech page for instructions, under "Installation".
@pbruno3 Thank you, Pete! You are correct, there was not a driver installed (I thought there was one installed and couldn't figure out how to change it or remove it).
For any folks that run into this in the future, I went to https://www.arduino.cc/en/software and downloaded the zipped file of the Arduino IDE 1.8.19. After unzipping the file, the MEGA showed up in a COM port. It did not work before because there were no previously existing MEGA drivers on the computer. My computer auto selected the appropriate driver from the IDE file, I didn't even have to manually select it.