I am new to Arduino programming and am learning the language from the basics. I downloaded Arduino w/Autopilot application for my PC and have the APM2.5. I have a short program that I wrote that I want to upload to the APM.
I have gone through and compiled the program for Arduino Mega 2560. Also, I have my HAL Board settings to none. The programmer is set to AVRISPmkII. I noticed from device manager that the Mega 2560 is setup on Comm 8. However, I do not see that Comm option in Arduino application. I am using a USB cable interface. When connected, I see a solid orange LED with blinking blue and red LEDs. I am unable to update the driver since Windows XP says that it is the latest one for the mega 2560.
When I try and upload my simple program I get timeout errors. Am I missing something pretty basic? Not looking to do anything fancy. Just want to get a basic program that will do minimal functionality as I learn how to control analog ports, serial ports, do serial printlines, etc. Any help would be much appreciated.