I have this setup on a bread board as per all the instructions.
With a FTDI Basic Breakout board for uploading as per the instructions.
I have a LED to GND via 220R on pin 13 of the Atmega.
The only thing I have done differently is add a 3 terminal bi-color LED to the Rx and Tx pins of the Atmega328P chip (220R x 3 to GND)
Is this likely to upset the apple cart some how, because I find I cannot upload to the arduino and it does not seem the be able to run the blink program.
If I take the atmega chip out of my breadboard and stick it in a bought uno board then the atmega chip works fine and runs the blink program.
What are the Rx and Tx LEDs connnected to on a bought arduino uno board? Perhaps it is the equivalent of the FTDI on the Uno board rather than directly to the Rx and Tx pins of the Atmega?