AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaahh!!!!! WHY WHY WHY Cant my computer see my Arduino?
My DIYduinos have UNO and 2 with Deum'nove bootloaded and blink sketch installed when I purchased them....they give the blinkin LED when powered up.
I've also had several unsuccessful attempts at the FTDI driver....the USB2.0 "official" drivers...the Arduino IDE USB driver..you name it...I probably tried it. nothin'
I'm no baby, but, I'm seriously on the verge of frustration tears!! apparently I'm the only one who has this issue 'cause theres nothing I can find on it...the existing instructions out there are sooo frustrating in themselves as they just plug it in and there computer sees the UNO or whatever and they just go on from there...or stop after windows sees the USBasp programmer....I have THAT but, cant get any further with it. My Uno clone has a10 pin USBasp header on it...says right on it USBasp!...When I hook it all up, I get power on the board(s) from the USBasp programmer hooked to my comp...windows sees the USBasp but nothing attached...let alone a virtual com port arrangment.
PLEASE anyone who knows what the issue might be or an educated guess is welcome too!!! I'll send you Art! or a 'duino with LM293D chips able to drive 2 stepper motors I've made! if you solve it...you'll be rewarded somehow!!!