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Thanks for the quick reply. I did as you suggested, and removed the .1 uf cap. I was able to upload the ArduinoISP sketch while the shield was plugged in. Is it possible in future iterations of the ISP shield for you to include another two pin header with a jumper to allow for the user to quickly connect and disconnect the .1 uf cap between the reset and gnd (this would even utilize that “free” .1 uf cap that is leftover from the current assembly).
I was still having a problem uploading sketches to the AVR after the boot loader was run, and on a whim started trying different things. I was curious about why the wiki suggested setting the board to the “Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila” even though I’m using the Uno, so I changed this to just the “Arduino Uno” and that fixed it! I can now burn boot loaders and install scrips both from the Uno and from the shield. You might want to update your wiki to reflect this as there may be others out there suffering from this same problem.
Also, I did not mean to offend you guys when I referred to the “misleading” LED instructions. I was able to figure it out by using the square hole as a guide to indicate the anode lead and proved this out by following your traces. I’m just curious why your silk screen does not have the anode of the LED indicated by a “+” sign. I’m not used to manufacturers following up so quick on apparent discrepancies in their instructions.
Anyway, thanks again for the quick help. Your support rocks! I look forward to playing around with some of your other products in the future.