recently ive been designing my own arduino and wanted to see what it was like to program via FTDI so Id know how to get it working with my new arduino compatible device. I have multiple arduino pro minis specifically they are old chinese knock offs that follow the adafruit schematic. Ive spent the past few hours trying to trouble shoot and so far ive tried. * using arduino as isp *using this FTDI * desocketing an arduino uno and connecting right to is rx and tx *using an arduino uno as isp to reflash the bootloader and test it that way. which worked purfectly but didnt allow me to upload sketches still. *switching between all of the different board types in the arduino ide to test if Ive got the wrong one. *pressing, rapid tapping, and caressing the reset button.
sadly none of this worked and im quite stumped. the error message doesnt give much info but here it is anyway if anyone wants it (this is what happens when I try to upload)
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xd7
thank you guys so much for being a great resourse through all of my learning with arduino. cheers.