I just got my AVR_ISPv2 and have successfully programmed a stand-alone AVR without using arduino libraries. I did this with ONLY the ISP and not the FTDI chip common to arduino boards. I did this via a command line as well as Xcode on a Mac.
When I read this great writeup on standalone AVR programming (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Standalone
), it appears that I need both the ISP AND the FTDI interface to program using Arduino libraries. Is this correct or can I just use the ISP alone to program a standalone AVR chip and use the arduino libraries?
I was able to use the Arduino IDE to burn the bootloader with my ISP, however I was not able to burn the program to the AVR with it. Can it be done?
Thanks so much for your time!