Looking for some help programming with Arduino

I purchased the Jameco programmer Instructables: 8-Pin Programmer Kit, I can’t get it to work. One problem that I have is the instructions after you build the programmer, It’s a soldering kit. The problem is the instructions lead you to the instructables site where they have you go through the steps to program a Attiny85 IC, but it is done on a breadboard not the programmer that you just bought and assembled. Oh well I am sure there is a explanation but I don’t know what it is. I have attached my error message. Also can someone recommend a simple user friendly programmer? I am looking to program the ATtiny chips right now, but could move on to other chips in the future. Thank you in advance.

upload error message.txt (16 KB)

Well, the error seems to be here:

avrdude: Error: Could not find USBtiny device (0x2341/0x49)

avrdude done. Thank you.

the selected serial port
does not exist or your board is not connected

2 possibilities.

1 - Your programmer invokes avrdude, and for whatever reason it's trying to talk to a different serial port to the one that you have plugged your board into. I don't know much about USB, myself. It seems that (0x2341/0x49) identifies an item. Maybe you need to find what that address should be, and tell avrdude about it. Either fiddle with the config, or if you are using some sort of IDE then be sure to click the correct checkbox.

2 - Your board is hosed. These things happen :frowning: