hi! I'm a complete newbie at programming and this kind of thing, so i'll get right to the point.
i bought an SLM kit from the maker shed, have soldered it up to the point where you are supposed to turn it on and see if it lights up, it did, but when i try to download the AVRdude software, ti just flashes a command-prompt-ish window for a split second, then nothing happens. I have downloaded and installed WinAVR, but it doesn't change anything. please don't think i'm an idiot, i'm just new at this. please help me out! ps, i have windows vista on my computer. pss, HELP ME!!!!!