I have an arduino Leonardo that I program to make sure my code is ok, in any case, for the purpose of testing I am just using Blink. Programming the Leonardo goes without a hitch.
My problem is with my Arduino Mini r5 w/ ATMega328 (5v). I am connecting to it using one of these modules:
with RX connected to TX and TX to RX, the reset pin on the USB adapter connected to the reset on the mini, which is pulled high with a 10kOhm resistor connected to VCC. When I first plug it in, if I put an LED on pin 12, then there is a fairly rapid on-off blink, maybe 0.5 to 0.3s, I am not sure exactly. The USB registers as being on COM2, and I set the board to Arduino Mini w/ ATMega328, hit upload, the code compiles and
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
I'm aware this is a communications issue between the computer and mini. I am at my wits end now though. I have checked the little FTDI module, checked the drivers and windows assures me that the driver is up to date. I've tried pressing reset just before I hit upload, I've tried pressing reset just after I hit upload, I have tried a load of different board options (Arduino Uno for example) just in case the bootloader is wrong, but I really have no clue. Can anyone see anything I'm missing?