Hey fellas, i made an arduino on a bread board following the tutorial on the site , after that i decided to etch out a pcb and all seems well except it works a little bit slower then it did on the bread board , So i am guessing it has to do with how i connected my crystal or the capacitors to the crystal if you noticed on the image the capacitors that come off the crystal are suppose to go to ground so i just have one long connection conecting both of them to some extra ground headers and all of those as well as the grounds on the Atmega chip are basically all routed the same way to the actual ground off of the 7805 ... So i uploaded the Blink led sketch and it does not blink once a second i would say about once ever 2 seconds , and because of this i also cannot upload a sketch directly to it because i get the out of sync error , which i had already found a way to time it right thanks to the forum ... and i know the design of the circuit may not be the prettiest thing out there but it is my first , but what the constructive criticism is welcomed . any ideas on what may be causing the slower clock speed. traces all look good.
another thing, any tips on how to solder components with out having to tape them on, because for example the female headers where a pain in the butt because i cannot bend the leads outwards to hold it in place so i tried taping them on and was difficult to get them nice and straight once i flipped it upside down to solder... :/
also not the labels are just for reference, they are not on the actual pcb since i cannot do silk screening at home