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thanks James!!. 
I had the same modem connection problem but, No More :smiley-mr-green:
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I have two UNO R3 Plus boards - and both are not allowing me to upload "Blink" to them.

When I first plugged both in, there was no USB Serial drivers listed in the TOOLS - SERIAL - options.

I checked the MAC System Information Profiler - and the card is being recognized by my Mac - FT232R USB UART is listed under the USB 3.0 conector.  The manufacturer is FTDI, so I downloaded a driver from

This now brings up a /dev/tty.usbserial-XXXXXXX

However - when I click the Upload button - I still get the following error...
-  avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Any fast help is appreciated - as this Starter Kit is a gift for my son and I want to make sure its compatible with Mac 10.8.2.  I did buy it at Frys Electronics and the kit is produced by OSEPP.

Thanks in advance for any help.


In relation to my previous post - I am using an iMac with OS 10.8.2 and Arduino v1.0.2 :  But also tried Arduino v1.0.1 and v1.0 - so I don't think its my IDE.

The KIT I purchased is http://osepp.com/products/kits/101-arduino-basic-starter-kit/

I believe this has to do with my serial driver... but I am a newbie and appreciate help.

James C4S

The OSEPP modules aren't arduinos.  They are (in my opinion) bad knock offs.  As such, you really should direct support questions to them, since they don't provide any support to the Arduino community.

Change your board to Duemilanove and as you already discovered, make sure you have the FTDI drivers installed.
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Thank you James - that did the trick :)


Hi, I have been following this thread and mine still is not working. I am using the Osepp Uno R3 Plus that comes with the Osepp 101 Starter Kit Series, and I am doing all of this with my macbook running OSX 10.5.8. I tried all of the different Uno and Duemilanove options under "Tool - Board" with each of the USB serial port options. Looking at the chips on my board, I can see that I have an ftdi chip and a Mega328P chip. I installed the ftdi driver. I've tried hooking up the USB, Macbook, and board in different orders and resetting the board and installing the earlier 1.0.1 version of the IDE software. I'm trying to run the Blink sketch from this page on Osepp's site:


I still get the "avrdude: stk500_rec(): programmer is not responding" problem when I upload the sketch. I'm getting a solid green "on" light by the reset button, and the L led by pin 13 blinks while the sketch is uploading, but then that same L led goes dark once the sketch finishes uploading. Does anybody have any ideas of what else I should try? Thank you for reading and thanks in advance for any help. Can anybody tell me what this error message means? What is the programmer that is not responding? I'm guessing based on other posts I've read that this is an issue with my macbook's software not recognizing the Uno correctly.


I tried going back to selecting Arduino Uno instead of Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega 328 under tools > board and I got it working now. I'm not sure what the problem was because that's what I originally tried. It might have been me reinstalling the ftdi driver, because I did that twice from as I remember were I think two different sources.


I was having the same issue with a OSEPP Uno Plus.  The board uses the FTDI for USB serial communications.  I installed the FTDI drivers (64 bit for OSX 10.8) The Osepp website says to use the "Arduino Duemilanove or Nano w/ ATmega328" for programming the board... THESE DID NOT WORK.  In the arduino software preferences I turned on "Show verbose output during upload".  This helped resolve the problem.  The issue is that the software is trying to communicate at 57600 Baud.  I changed the board type to "Arduino Mini w Atmega 328".  The board profile uses 115200 baud and it worked instantly!

Hope this helps someone else, as stuff like this is very aggravating !

James C4S

I was having the same issue with a OSEPP Uno Plus. 

Hope this helps someone else, as stuff like this is very aggravating !

Yes well, the OSEPP stuff is purposely mislabeled to trick people into buying it.  If you are aggravated, take it up with them.  They're the ones screwing you.
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