I have recently started a project which requires the use of a Lilypad Main Board. I purchased an FTDI FT232RL (Datasheet: http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/DataSheets/ICs/DS_FT232R.pdf) in order to connect to the Lilypad. However, after following the steps on the Arduino site and installing the drivers, the COM ports are not appearing. I have tried connecting through both the VCP and the D2XX and neither works on Mac OS X or Windows. I have also tried to unbrick the FTDI board by using MProg, but no devices are detected. Finally, I tried with a new FTDI board, but still no luck.
Also, when going to device manager on both OS X and Windows, there are no FTDI devices detected when the board is plugged in. When the board is plugged in, the LED on the Lilypad Main Board blinks green a few times before going off, which I have read it is supposed to do.
Some background information on the systems: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Windows 8.1
I am just unsure what else to try at this point. Any advice or help would be much appreciated, thank you!