avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
Uploading without an automatic reset is a mess. Try to acquire a cheap usb/ttl from ebay (DTR or RTS connected to Reset via 100nF cap).For example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FTDI-Basic-6-PIN-3-3-5V-For-Arduino-Free-USB-Cable-/230820610037?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bdfafff5
But if I bridge Tx/Rx on the TTL, anything sent will return echo back to the PC. Does this indicate a bad chip or something?
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\hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf" Using Port : \\.\COM1 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.