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Mintduino Programming Error

As I occasionally do, today I'm using this blog to post about a specific issue that I encountered, where I had a very hard time finding the answer on the internet.

Some Background
As of late, I've been spending a lot of time learning about microcontrollers, specifically the Arduino kind.  Soon, I suspect I'll be putting together a larger post on this adventure.

The Problem
I decided to test my skill and build a Mintduino from Minitronics.  This was a true test of my skill at building circuits thusfar, and it was very rewarding (I even got an extra microcontroller to build stuff with at the end).

However, after the build, I hooked up the obligatory FTDI Friend from Adafruit and could not get the Mintduino to accept the new program.  To be specific, I was getting this error:

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00Unfortunately, this error has many causes.  Here are a few of the common ones.  Per the instructions at that link, I verified all of my drivers and checked t…