Problems with FTDI

21 May, 2011

The ProPOV board is complete, but I cannot program it at the moment. It seems my FTDI cable is not connected to the RESET line of the ATmega328 correctly, so the MCU is not receiving the signal to reset at the start of programming. I can program manually with the ISP if I have to, but that means I can’t use the Arduino IDE directly: it will seriously impair my prototyping speed.

I will post as I discover more; I’ve tried adjusting the reset line capacitance and the pullup resistor value, but nothing has worked so far.