i have bought the book 30 arduino projects for the evil genius and have tried to upload a project to the board but i keep getting error messages

these are the messages i get at the bottom of the screen

Binary sketch size: 1018 bytes (of a 30720 byte maximum) avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x30 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51

please help

have you selected the right board in the tools menu ?

Do you have the same problem with other sketches? What OS are you using? Which version of the IDE (arduino environment)?

I’d suspect that either the serial port or the board type haven’t been set correctly. You need to set them both (under the Tools menu) before you can download to the Arduino.

i set both before i even started and then got this message up it is soooooooooo annoying

Did you notice that along with that message there is a link to the troubleshooting section? There are many, many reasons for that message, and you must methodically eliminate them.

Whining on the forum is about #97 on the list, not #1.