Oddly enough, I do not think Sparkfun updated the 5v0 model. I appears to be an issue a month ago.Based on my observations, I do not believe that 2560 is bootloaded, so the FTDI will not work (No Blinky on D13). Do you have another Arduino? If so, hook up SPI style either by the ICSP headers or Pin headers (I know, you have neither nor).Then, download the Atmega Board Programmer:http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/bbshowpost.php?bbsubject_id=11635And upload to your other Arduino. When you open the Serial Monitor, you should be able to zap it into shape
I can bootload through a USBtinyISP. Could I just use the normal Mega 2560 bootloader?
QuoteI can bootload through a USBtinyISP. Could I just use the normal Mega 2560 bootloader?That would be just fine. Did you try the normal "Arduino Mega2560 ADK" board with your sketch and FTDI? That one would be the 5v/16MHz board settings.
Yes with a very well timed reset button push, I got it to upload once... But that, to me, eas luck and certainly not how it should be
QuoteYes with a very well timed reset button push, I got it to upload once... But that, to me, eas luck and certainly not how it should beReally? Try this. Upload your sketch again with the normal Arduino Mega2560 board with the reset button held down and watch the Tx LED on the FTDI breakout board. The moment you see *2* flashes on the Tx LED, release the reset button.
Try turning down the upload speed in the boards.txt:mega2560.upload.speed=57600My reasoning is that the Mega1280 had an FTDI on it as well.
The board is clearly not auto resetting... unfortunately. Is there a fix for that?