I see that but still doesn't explain what is happening to the programmer when I press enter for avrdude to do the programming... When I do the green LED goes off for 1/2 a second and I get the following error message:
avrdude: error: usbtiny_transmit: usb_control_msg: sending control message failed, win error: The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override this check.
avrdude: error: usbtiny_transmit: usb_control_msg: sending control message failed, win error: The system cannot find the file specified.
avrdude done. Thank you.
This only happens with 5V and I can't test 3.3v with a regulator because I don't have on on hand to see if the verification issues would go away. When I purchased USBTiny I was under the impression that I can use the on-board power to power my target board. I have seen others with the same setup as mine have no problems doing this with the exact chip I have. So what are my options? I'm i just going to have to program my chips with batteries (which kinda of defeats the purpose of USBTiny IMO)?