I am fairly new to all of this and I'm still trying to get my bearings, but I've exhausted every outlet that I have come across--to no avail.
I bought the Olimexino 32U4 Leonard-like board (https://www.olimex.com/dev/olimexino-32u4.html) and I've been trying to use it as a ISP to bootload/program a couple of Attiny85s but I keep getting the dreaded out of sync error whenever i try to burn the bootloader/upload a sketch. I've updated to the latest Tiny cores as well as the modified ArduinoISP.ino sketch but the error remains.
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:\arduino-1.0.1-windows\arduino-1.0.1\hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf" Using Port : \\.\COM8 Using Programmer : stk500v1 Overriding Baud Rate : 19200 avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Recv: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude done. Thank you.
In addition, I've been unable to get any output on my serial monitor when using this sketch: http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11633
I've checked and rechecked my pins--MISO, MOSI, SCK all come from the dedicated pins and RESET is connected to D10 while 5V and GND are attached to the rails. When I load the sketch, an LED i attached to the MOSI pin lights up but then I'm stuck after that.
I appreciate any help. I wish I'd gotten my first Arduino earlier :)