If you aren't putting a 100nF capacitor between the FTDI's DTR and the ATmega328's RESET pin, you don't have auto reset. You'll need to reset manually (and leave DTR disconnected).
On the FTDI device its called RTS so disconnect that and use the reset switch that came with the kit?
DO I need the Caps like they show on the diagram for the crystal? That would not be the reason for the sync error would it?
When do you reset manually before and after the successful upload of the sketch?
I can see why I did not have this working correctly. Is there a schematic or drawing on how to set up a manual switch? Resistor between one side of the manual reset switch button pin and Vcc correct? But inline with the reset pin of the Arduino Chip?Cap in line with the reset pin #1 of Atmel328 and the other between the manual reset switch button pin and where would the other pin go on the cap?I know I should know this but this is a non polarized cap so it should not cause an issue inline but will probably not work that way since one side needs a negative or connected to the other side of the momentary switch?
The manual switch procedure that works best for me is to push and hold down the reset switch, then press upload on the IDE, and when the IDE prints the final compiled sketch size only then release the reset button.Lefty
Quote from: retrolefty on Oct 07, 2012, 05:00 amThe manual switch procedure that works best for me is to push and hold down the reset switch, then press upload on the IDE, and when the IDE prints the final compiled sketch size only then release the reset button.LeftyTried that to no luck. Do I need to load a Serial to USB sketch with the Blink Sketch? The Baud Rate settings etc?
It was a stupid question. The hardware Serial to USB does not need a sketch to run separately sorry for the confusion. It assigns a com port and works off the internally set serial protocol.I just tried a Sparkfun USB to Serial TTL 5 volts and it worked no problem.I think the Tx/Rx is mislabeled on this device link below because I revered them and finally got this to work with all of the great help. I am very thankful for all your time and a lesson to be learned!!