Picaxe 'No Hardware Found' and Breadboard
May 18, 2010
Some of you may remember way back when I had tons of problems with programming my picaxe. Well, they're back with a vengeance.
I recently got a breadboard and decided to try programming my Picaxe-08M with it. I followed this image:
(http://www.thebackshed.com/windmill/articles/images/PicAxeCircuit.gif) and looted the headphone jack from my old non-working board. The 5V I have is a new 9v battery with a 5v regulator (I know, not very much current, but enough to program, right?). My voltmeter says it's definitely a constant 5v. Requisite blurry photo with MS Paint labels included below.
When I try to program it with a serial cable, I get "Hardware Not Found'. Am I making a dumb mistake or is the technological universe conspiring against me?