I found that the directory location specified in the Quick Start Guide did not work for me. From researching online, it appears that after using the BoardManager in the IDE (updating boards) it changes the directory it looks in for updates.
So, to get the Blinks Programmer to work, I did the following:
- Create a programmers.txt file that only contains the following. This is all that’s needed since the IDE appends this to the programmers.txt found in its Application folder. Only minor name changes to your original “Blinks Programmer” portion (and removing the programmers already specified in the Arduino application programmers.txt file).
Move this new programmers.txt (from step 1) to the avr directory where you placed your Move38-Blinks-Library. I.e. <Sketchbook>/hardware/Move38-Blinks-Library/avr
Restart the Arduino IDE and you should see a “Blinks Programmer” in the programmer menu.
Select the “Blinks Programmer” to achieve a dramatically faster load time.