Correct - uploading a sketch.Tried this guide - didnt help either.http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/help.htmlA quick question - how do I know the chips I bought really have the bootloader code on them - the label says so but if it doesn't then it wont work.I mean its supposed to be simple but its not working.
Can you put the chip directly into the UNO? That would test it.
What board are you selecting before attempting to upload a sketch to your breadboard 328 chip? As the sparkfun chip doesn't contain the uno bootloader but rather the older standardard 328 bootloader running at slower baudrate you must select the board type in the IDE that matches the chip's bootloader.Lefty
I was under the impression that the SparkFun atmega328 with Arduino bootloader pre-burned was able to go into the socket on the UNO and work just like the original UNO.
I think I read last night, a thread showing how to install the new Optiboot bootloader onto a 328 using the UNO board. I may have to try this too if the Sparkfun chips are really using the older bootloader.