I have this kit i ordered that consists of an ATMEGA328p-PU w/ Arduino uno boot loader. with the various parts needed for a standalone setup
using the standard standalone breadboard design with a TTL-232R USB Adapter
I Have been stuck with this error from the start and i have tried everything in the interwebs i could uncover. I have tried various board types but mainly the Uno using the Arduino as ISP and Ctrl +Shift + U (using programer)
I have read about sending random serial data to flush the buffer some how but i not sure how thats done or if it even pertains to my situation
Here are the things i have tried so far.
The Arduino Troubleshooting post.
Loop back test from this fourm - Passed Test.
added the 1k pullup resistors to rx / tx
musical button resets /w download clicks
I also have narrowed down the fact that the serial monitor in Arduino sees a boot message coming from the chip at 57600 baud which translated to StandardFirmata_2_2_for_UNO_0_3. i tried to override the baud rate in the Arduino Uno entry in the "Boards.txt" file to 57600 but it still will not sync. Thanks in advance for any tips.. avrdude: Version 5.11, compiled on Sep 2 2011 at 19:38:36 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/ Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch
System wide configuration file is "F:\ebooks\Atmega328P\arduino-1.0.4-windows\arduino-1.0.4\hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf"
Using Port : \.\COM5 Using Programmer : stk500v1 Overriding Baud Rate : 57600 avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Send: 0   avrdude: Recv: . [f9] avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0xf9
avrdude done. Thank you.