Hello, first of all, I would like to say that I have purchased tons of official arduino boards, but I hate reusing the boards from project to project so I thought I could buy a few clones for ~$3 each. I purchased this pro mini clone: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200957063666. However, when I try to upload a sketch to it via a FTDI board it give an error "avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding"? I know the FTDI board works fine with my other official pro mini arduino.
I connected the clone to my arduino uno like this diagram http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Tutorial/arduinoisp.png and got it to upload the sketch to the clone via the uno. That works but it's a pain in the butt.
Does anyone have any idea why the FTDI doesn't work?