I have just received my arduino pro mini (3.3v 8mhz version) from sparkfun, along with the sparkfun FTDI 3.3v to USB breakout board.
I have connected the two together and plugged in the USB cable.
I have installed the FTDI drivers and it appears as com port 28.
I have opened the arduino software and i want to upload the simple blink sketch to test the thing is talking to the pc fine. I have changed the board type in the software to Arduino pro / pro mini 8mhz and chosen com port 28.
When I upload a sketch I get the following:
Binary sketch size: 976 bytes (of a 14336 byte maximum)
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
I have googled this and tried everything that I've seen other people posting about this error, but still cant get the board to upload correctlty. can anyone help me??