I took the chip (atmega168) and put it on a breadboard and wired it up according to the tutorial at ITP Physical computing. I added on an FT232 breakout board and kind of hoped when I plugged it into my computer it would allow me to upload sketches just as I do when the chip is in my Duemilanove board. But I get the following meassage:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x30 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
I've read there isn't an obvious fix when you get this message. But can anyone help. I've checked all my wiring fifty times. I am using a 16Mhz resonator rather than the crystal and capacitors but I don't see what difference that would make. The chip is bootloaded as it's the one out of my original arduino board. And the sketch already on the chip works fine.
Sorry if this is really basic but I tried everything I can think of.