I have tried multiple USB cables on multiple USB ports, and I have also tried it with my Macbook Pro to no avail.
When plugging in the USB, the "On" LED lights, and the on-board LED blinks, as per the default sketch. Just no communication with the computer.
I have consulted these instructions, but nothing has seemed to solve my problem so far:
Through the googles I have found others suggesting a reset of the 8U2 firmware (via these instructions) but that seems a bit invasive for a brand new board.
Is this a common thing?