Lefty,Thanks. This clears up some details for me.As you explained, the second newer method is working fine for me. However, as to the first method, I bootloaded the optiboot.hex bootload to my Atmega328p-pu which I understand to be the bootload for a typical Uno. I also set the fuses according to the Uno. And I have the neccesary 16Mhz exteranl clock and all. By doing so, I would assume that selecting the "Arduino Uno" as my board type in the IDE would satisfy the necessary conditions to allow uploading of a sketch to work. This is what I have tried, but fails.Am I still missing something?
CrossRoads and Lefty,I think you both are coming to a similar conclusion which I will test.As previously noted, this shows pretty much exactly my layout http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/uploads/arduinobload_wires.jpg except for the screw up in the MOSI line.On the FT232R I am not using the RTS or DTR line at all going to the Atmega328 chip. However, the Reset on the Atmega328 is pulled to 5V with a 10k and a manual reset button as shown.Should the FT232R's RST line run to the Atmega328 reset, pin1?No, do connect the FT232R's reset pin to anything, just leave it as a no connection.And should I go ahead and add the 100nF cap between DTR and RST on the FT232R?No. You need to go from DTR on the FT232R to a series wired cap, then cap to the reset pin of the 328.LeftyI think I get it that I have no reset running over to the Atmega328, as it IS running over from my breakout board to the Pocket Programmer, as shown in the image.
avrdude: Version 5.11, compiled on Sep 2 2011 at 19:38:36 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/ Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch System wide configuration file is "C:\Program Files (x86)\arduino-1.0\hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf" Using Port : \\.\COM4 Using Programmer : arduino Overriding Baud Rate : 115200avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Recv: .  avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00avrdude done. Thank you.
Hi,can some one explain maybe in short, what is actually going on, bootloading arduinos?2 Usb connections! I finally got it working, but why so complicated?When I bought the avr pocket programmer I thought thats all I would need, connect it to the ISP connector of the chip e.g.ATmega328P, add a resonator and programm it.Instead of using an IDE I thought I`ll be using the Arduino Software. I got it working, but don`t have a clue how.Thanks for any explainations,John
can some one explain maybe in short, what is actually going on, bootloading arduinos?