I've bought a programmer, the Pololu USB AVR Programmer (http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1300
I'm trying to program the 328p mcu in Atmel studio using this device, but I'm running into a lot of problems. When creating a new project, I chose to create a standard C application. I've also added the STK500 as an available tool. The Uno board is powered from a 12V plug, and not connected by USB, but the problems I'll describe occurred when powering it from USB aswell.
However, when pressing F5 to compile & run (A blank program, just a start template basically), I get an error message "Launch has failed and Studio could not read target voltage. Please check your connections and try again."
Strange thing is, when viewing the available tools in Atmel Studio, the programmer can read voltages/fuse bits/lock bits/device signature without problems. The configuration utility from Pololu also does not display any errors from the last programming attempt.
I've tried to check the programmer's manual, and the blinking red LED on the board indicates a problem, but none of the proposed solutions have worked for me. What could I still be doing wrong?
Thanks again, in advance.