I made a posting in the troubleshooting forum about some strange things happening when trying to upload sketches to a breadboard Arduino. The thread didn't get any replies and after a search, it seems nobody actually has any idea how to fix the error, so I've decided to go about troubleshooting myself.
You can check out everything I've done so far in my old thread if you're so inclined: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,102600.0.html
For now, I am looking for alternatives to using the Arduino IDE to load sketches to the chip. Maybe using avrdude or something similar? The only catch is, I'd like to be able to do this without having to rewrite my code in C. Ideally I need a way to upload the sketch as it is written in the Arduino language.
Google search did not really turn up much, which is why I'm posing the question here. Help would be appreciated.