I'm quite new to the Arduino environment, but I like it. Problem is that it's that big that sometimes I get lost.
What I'm trying to do it's like a PLC running with Arduino compatible microcontrolers, so I can program it using Arduino IDE, which I like very much.
Once we have the program ready, I do not need to modify it and I have to upload it to 20+ chips.
So I am looking to find a way to program easily the chips.
I suppose that I can do the program on the Arduino IDE, then save the hex file to my computer and burn it directly to fresh chips. It is right?
How can I do that? I found this http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Programmer
But I want to know which programmer do I need so I can program big chips so as the MEGA2560. And also if possible the 1284p.
Thank you very much for your patience, I will appreciate any guide or link or whatever to continue working on it.