I have a project I wish to do that is very restrictive with space. I was looking at using the surface mount packages of the Atmega8 but noticed that there are 4 extra pins. It seems there are some extra I/O. As long as I match up the pins that are actually used on the arduino, will it still work? And will I be able to access these extra pins using the Arduino 0007 IDE?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
If this will not work I will just have to use an 8 pin PIC or an ATtiny. But I want to avoid buying another programmer.