could i just load the blink sketch on its own on say a uno or mega ?
If you are a hobbyist, and you don't want to buy a programmer and you want to save the trouble of configuring and learning to use the programmer... The bootloader is a beautiful thing!!!!.I've used some other microcontrollers & microprocessors in the past, and I was amazed that I could install the IDE and get the "Blink LED" example running in 5 minutes! With a lot of other platforms, that process could have taken a whole day. With the Aruino being it's own self-programmer and is it's own development board, and you've saved a ton of time and money compared to starting from scratch.
Please enter a valid email to subscribe
We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the
email we just sent you.
Thank you for subscribing!
via Egeo 16