I am making a standalone arduino, but i am having some issues. I ordered all the parts i need, but the atmega328p's have not come yet, but everything else has. i have an arduino uno that i took the microcontroller out of and i am using it. i can upload sketches fine from the arduino connected to the breadboard and it will play everything (sketches) fine, but i cannot program it with a ft232rl breakout board i bought. this is the link to the one i bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321120055584?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
i get the avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 error every time i try to upload a sketch. everything works fine, except uploading sketches. i have the dtr pin connected to a 0.1uF cap and that to the reset pin of the chip with a 10k pullup resistor. the tx of the ft232rl goes to the rx of the 328p and the rx goes to the tx. i have tried swapping them, but it did not change anything. when i try to upload a sketch, the tx light on the 232 blinks three times and then nothing. the arduino ide takes a few seconds, and then gives the error. does anyone have any idea what is going on? do i have a bad 232 chip?