Problem with Arduino Pro Mini code uploading

Hi there,

I am a first timer playing with Arduino Pro Mini for an assignment and i would need some assistance.

So far I soldered my Arduino properly and connected my TTL serial adapter with Arduino into the computer.

I download the Arduino software and installed the latest VCP drivers on VCP Drivers - FTDI for my Windows 10 computer.

I opened the Arduino software, headed to TOOLS > Boards > Arduino Mini , headed to processor > ATmega328 and i selected my port.

I used Blink from Examples to test out the Arduino.

However, after i upload there is a error and the message is :

Arduino: 1.6.8 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Mini, ATmega328"

Sketch uses 1,066 bytes (3%) of program storage space. Maximum is 28,672 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2,039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2,048 bytes.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xe7

I got another Arduino mini and retried the same steps as above, but the same message occurred.

please help.

Can you tell us which programmer are you using ??
-Malhar

Thanks for the reply MalharD,

I currently using "Arduino as ISP"

Did you try arduino 1.0.6 ?

-Malhar

So you're using an Arduino.. UNO? TO program your Arduino Pro-Mini?

Or you actually/truly do have an FTDI programmer?

Show us pics of the set-up and how you have things wired up.

Hi there,

My project requires me to get a stepper motor running.

So far i followed the instruction from this site: Easy Driver Examples

So far i try to blink on it, there is no response and the software came back always with the same message:

Arduino: 1.6.8 (Windows 10), Board: “Arduino Pro or Pro Mini, ATmega328 (5V, 16 MHz)”

Sketch uses 1,066 bytes (3%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30,720 bytes.
Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2,039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2,048 bytes.
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x96

Because it didnt work with the Arduino mini, i decided to swap to an Arduino Uno from Freeontronics. I applied the Blink code to the Uno, it worked perfectly. However, after i plug in my easy driver and motor to Arduino and upload my example code:

void setup() {
pinMode(8, OUTPUT);
pinMode(9, OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(8, LOW);
digitalWrite(9, LOW);
}

void loop() {
digitalWrite(9, HIGH);
delay(1);
digitalWrite(9, LOW);
delay(1);
}

The software says Done Upload, but there is no response from the motor. I took a second picture show my setup so far.

I know that my Easy Driver is Powered up, because of the red light. I also connected the motor’s wire A & Bs occurring to the manufacturer website to the Easy Driver.

Thank you for your time,