Hello. I'm working on a pov design and want to make an integrated atmega2560 as the brains of the project. I have tried looking up a confirmation but as the atmega2560 is smd it doesn't have as much info online.
so I understand installing arduino bootloader and how tp do this. I will just use arduino isp or I have a usbasp . that allows the program to be loaded via serial communication but to program the chip via arduino ide can I use an arduino uno with the chip removed?
it uses a different programing atmega chip tham the atmega2560 does. will this matter. I not 100% on the workings of this exactly. does the boot loader require the right usb to serial chip? or is the communication universal across these chips.
ftdi is my other option but before I go out an buy this I wanted to know if first option will work. Also does the bootloader support ftdi programing or does there need to be alterations?
thanks in advance. not really too confident on this form of communication.