To start off, I've done searches and can't find exactly what I need to answer my question. Maybe I'm just stupid but hey, I tried!
I've built the "brain" of the $50 robot and I am ready to program it. I bought the AVRISP mkII and downloaded studio 5 since it was the newest version and was immediately lost upon starting the program, since it looks nothing like studio 4 (which is what is covered in the tutorial). I then decided to just download studio 4 and go with the tutorial, but it wouldn't connect to the robot. I have the two green lights on the mkII so I tried to search for that solution, and from what I understand, the newer mkII's don't play well with studio 4. THEN I thought id be a sneaky snake and just use ponyprog2000 to circumvent the entire problem, but that doesn't want to connect either.
So now I come to you with a slew of questions, but only one needs to be answered and I don't care which one. Just save my robochild.
Is there a way to apply the source files provided in the tutorial to studio 5? The biggest problem is the lack of a handy dandy sidebar where I can easily import the source and header files, but really the whole program is a mystery to me.
Is there some other way to use studio 4? Meaning, am I overlooking a simple fix to get it to connect to my robot? Again, I have two steady green lights but it will not connect and I can't Adjust the ISP frequency in "disconnected mode".
Or is there some easy way to make ponyprog work for me? I followed the steps for it in the tutorial and got the error message that was predicted but none of the troubleshooting steps that were provided were able to resolve the issue.