Read the OP's original post (on page-1)(body follows)
I have just a built a standalone Arduino with an ATtiny85 (virgin original Atmel chip) and ICSP/FTDI header with these connections.
Should I be able to burn the bootloader with the the FTDI board?
I did try to, but it did not work.
My settings for IDE Ver 1.5.7 were:
Board - ATtiny85 @8 MHz 9internal oscillator, BOD disabled)
Programmer : Arduino as ISP
There are several things about this post I find troubling, not the least of which is the attempt to use Arduino as ISP as the programmer type. When I program my ATtiny85s, I have to first load the ArduinoISP sketch in my UNO before changing the board type to ATtiny85. It appears from the above post by the OP , that he is trying to run "Arduino as ISP" as the programmer type for an ATtiny85 without loading ArduinoISP sketch. And of course there is the issue of the programmer and the target being one and the same. (the ATtiny85) . I don't see how that can work. An FTDI is not a programmer. It is nothing more than a USB to TTL serial interface.
Maybe I'm the one who is confused but I just don't see how this is going to work.
I don't understand this:
ICSP/FTDI header with these connections.
If you look at the link for his FTDI there is no ICSP header on that board. ICSP specifically denotes a SPI connector. Do you see any SPI pins on the FTDI Bd ?
I must be missing something here because I don't see how an ATtiny85 that hasn't been programmed yet can be used to program itself.
Can somebody enlighten me ?
. My comments were in reference to replies discussing FTDI interface for programming an ATtiny85. I have a Kickstarter ATtinyISP
which I connect to my UNO ICSP connector for programming the ATtiny85. I am familiar with the SPI interface for the UNO to do that. I do not however understand how that kind of interface would work with a standalone ATtiny85.