(from tutorial) Type 'L' to use Lilypad (8 MHz) loader, or 'U' for Uno (16 MHz) loader
You shouldn't need a crystal, by the way.Just as a heads-up, I think those chips are usually shipped to run off the internal 8 MHz oscillator, with the "divide clock by 8" fuse set. My programmer should work OK, I've used it with other "fresh" chips, but you might find you need to alter the fuse to get it up to full speed (once you have the bootloader on it). If you don't, it will be running at the wrong baud rate and the bootloader will appear not to be working.
Atmega chip programmer.Written by Nick Gammon.Atmega chip programmer.Written by Nick Gammon.
i had noticed tho your tutorial doesnt incorporate completely blank(no-bootloader) bare(no-crystal) microcontrollers, have you tried it that way to see if itll work? im trying to get as much info on this as i can before i try it
is that for the chip being bootloaded(blank chip)?