Started to solder the ‘Block 1′ test board today. Worth testing these boards one step at a time (doubt I’ll be able to remove components once they are on). So I put the AVR, crystal, vreg and assocated resistors and capacitors on the board.
Initial power up the signs weren’t good, no power lights on. However I realised the SMD LEDS were the wrong way round and shortly I had a pink power LED lit. Initial attempts to program the board weren’t sucessful but I brought it home and tried it here and it worked first time.
I think the issue is to use the AVR ISP to program the actual board you need to have the COM port of the ISP <4. Anyway a quick upload later and the board was blinking in wonderful pinkness :