Or is there a lot more to it than that?
1. In my readings, I've gotten mixed answers whether the crystal is actually necessary or not
One thing I read said that it is not required for the 8mhz one
but is for the 16mhz one
Another place said its not required for the 16mhz
one but your timings will be a little off
But as long as your not working with stuff that requires time, and rather using circuits like one sensor affects one sensor, does timing actually matter?
So to be clear regarding the standalone usage, you can just put an ATMega328 loaded with the "blink" sketch,a resistor, a LED and a battery on a board and it just works?
So how is it, do I need the resistor or not? If I connect the RESET pin directly to 5V what happens?