I wasn't sure if I should put this in project guidance or troubleshooting, but here it is. So I put together an arduino on a breadboard and I cant seem to get it to work properly. The led on 13 will start blinking when I connect power, but then the flashing speeds up really fast then cuts out. If I reset then it does it all over again. I am using a max 232 converter ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/316
) to communicate. Actually this doesn't matter because the led does the same thing even if I remove the max 232 so I know that is not the problem. Here is the tutorial I am using
. I am unable to connect to the arduino via serial cable. I am using the Atmega 328 with boot-loader which if i am not mistaken comes with the led blink program installed. So I think that the chip is running the program but there is a timing issue? I dont know. Any help would be appreciated. I bought everything twice also so I know that the chips are working. Also tried a 16 MHz ceramic resonator instead of a crystal. My regular arduino is SMD edition so I cant stick them in there. Here is a schematic of my setup. Sorry if its hard to see, I made it with excel lol.
Can anyone please help me. I am at a loss. Is there another way I could get this chip working?