Trouble testing servos and ir receiver for bionic lizard


We have the Bionic Lizard and are just installing all the software. We are running into a couple of issues right at the start.

  1. Everytime the computer restarts, the Arduino package has disappeared. We dont see the app icon in our start menu or at the bottom of our screen. So, we end up reinstalling and reinitializing everything all over again.

  2. When we click on the test.ino file, it is not connecting to the Arduino package at all. We are having to open it in notepad, and then copy and paste the code into the sketch in Arduino manually. Dunno if this is causing errors.

  3. After copying the test.ino code manually, when we upload and run the program to test the servos and ir receiver we get the following error message:

Sketch uses 3556 bytes (11%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.
Global variables use 570 bytes (27%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1478 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
avrdude: ser_open(): can’t open device “\.\COM4”: Access is denied.
Failed uploading: uploading error: exit status 1

and the followign message:

Timeout. The IDE has not received the ‘success’ message from the monitor after successfully connecting to it. Could not connect to COM4 serial port.

Is the device driver not installing correctly or are we doing something else wrong?

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


It is possible that your drivers are not installed properly. What computer device are you currently using? If the driver is not installed, the computer will not recognize the Nano board. Therefore, please install the appropriate driver before use. for Windows users, run PL2303_Prolific_Driverinstaller_v1180B in the Driver folder. for Mac users, see PL2303_MacOSX_1_6_1_ in the Driver folder. 20170620 folder in the Driver folder.