I have what seems like an easy question to answer however, I am tired of looking for the answer, so I will just ask it.
I have an Arduino Uno and want to take the already programmed chip that's on the Uno and place it on another PCB. Never take it off.
The question is:
What chip do I purchase to replace the one that went on the Uno? Do I have to get the AtMega328 with a bootloader or can I purchase the one without it?