First, I must say I am new to using the Arduino.
As my first unit, I recently purchased one of Solarbotics' Ardweeny
units with the ATmega328 chip along with the sparkfun.com 5v basic FTDI breakout board
I am using Windows XP and have the latest FTDI drivers installed. When I plug the unit into my PC, the Pin 13 LED flashes a few times then goes out. It will flash once when I hit the reset button. Wtih my multimeter, I am getting a steady 5v from the "+" and "GND" pins on the chip, while plugged in.
I also tried to upload the "Blink" sketchbook onto my unit, using the Arduino 0017 IDE and I get this error codes:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x00
Which, from what I read means I'm not getting any communication between the chip and the IDE program.
So my question is, what do you think could be the issue? Did I do a crappy job soldering the board that sits on top of the chip? If so, what do you think could be the issue? Or maybe it's a software issue?
If you need anymore information to help me, please ask.
Anyway, thanks for the assist!