I blew up my first Arduino a few months back and bought a FTDI break out board from sparkfun. I have it wired up and can now program the Arduino again. One issue I am concerned with is that the Arduinos FTDI chip is getting very hot. This chip is fried and I no longer use it (oviously). Should I be scared of this?
Also, in order to program the board I need to hit reset on the Arduino once the code has been compiled. I have tried hooking up the DTR pin on the breakout board to the Arduino reset pin but this didn't work. Should I just stick with manually resetting once the code is compiled?