Uno won't load first LED blink sketch

uno won't load first blinking sketch. I have a message that I don't understand : avrdude.exe:stk500_getsync():not in sync: resp = 0x00 . This is my first sketch. I copied it from the "getting started..." book. I have no idea what it means or how to fix it. Any help out there? Thanks, Newbick

newbick: uno won't load first blinking sketch. I have a message that I don't understand : avrdude.exe:stk500_getsync():not in sync: resp = 0x00 . This is my first sketch. I copied it from the "getting started..." book. I have no idea what it means or how to fix it. Any help out there? Thanks, Newbick

There are basic setup sets you have to take before it can even load your first sketch.

  1. Proper install the arduino IDE software distribution.
  2. Plug the UNO in to the PC and have in install the proper PC USB driver for a Uno board.
  3. Select the proper board type from the IDE tools menu.
  4. Select the proper comm channel from the IDE tools menu after you have plugged in the Uno board.

Do all those steps correctly and you should be able to upload and run your first arduino sketch.

Lefty