I bought myself a nice Colorduino with an 8x8 led matrix from ebay and I'm trying to get started with it. I've installed the IDE (with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit), downloaded and installed the library from http://blog.lincomatic.com/ and built the example. But I can't seem to flash it. I've google a lot and found that I could use an FTDI cable, which I have connected according to this:
FTDI RX -> Colorduino TX FTDI TX -> Colorduino RX FTDI RTS -> Colorduino DTR FTDI GND -> Colorduino GND
I use an external 5v power adapter as well. I've set the board to Arduino Nano w/ATmega 328 and the programmer is default (AVRISP mkII). The port is ttyUSB0 and I have set permissions to read/write to it (had to do that, even though I'm in the dialout group, don't know why). I get the following output:
ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Broken pipe ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Broken pipe avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding ioctl("TIOCMGET"): Broken pipe
I really don't know what to do now, so all input is welcome!