Without the bootloader you gain about 2k of program memory space.
Quote from: tuxduino on Oct 01, 2012, 09:50 amWithout the bootloader you gain about 2k of program memory space.0.5K
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Not Using The Arduino Bootloader. i have been searching and cant find out what is better bootloader or no bootloader.To bootload or to not bootload.... that is the question
As handy as programming via usb cable and a button on the IDE is, I don't see how one would take the Arduinity out of Arduino. But hey, I'm a (very) lazy software guy after all... ;P
If I were to use a bootloader, there would be a boot wait while waiting for a signal on the serial port.. without a bootloader, it runs immediately without any of that delay- another consideration.
Now that the ATMEGA prices are reaching such low points, I'll be building all sorts of nonsense.. and not bothering to make reusable shields when the headers are more expensive than just committing a whole MCU to a build..
The forums are full of people...