When I plug it in to the USB programmer and then connect that to a USB port on my PC (a Dell laptop with Win 7) I get the Hello World displayed with a blinking object (space invader?) below it, but if I try any of the demos using a jumper from gnd to pin 5 for instance I receive no response.
I have also tried powering the microview from a breadboard power supply both with and without the USB programmer.
If I try to upload an example sketch I get the following error message
avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\COM1": The system cannot find the file specified.
Looking at the "Tools" menu in the IDE the board is shown as "Arduino/Genuini Uno" and the Port is shown as Serial port Com8.
Any assistance would be gratefully received.