I'm working on a project for school, and am finding myself in a crunch --
I need to install the arduino bootloader (and some sketches) onto a few atmega168s, but I don't have the time to order a "real" avr programmer.
http://www.geocities.jp/arduino_diecimila/bootloader/index_en.html This popular bitbanger is well documented, but it only runs on windows. Has anyone found a way to do it in Linux?
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/Programmer2 This is just confusing, and I'm not 100% sure how exactly it is supposed to be set up. I'm fairly visual, especially with things I don't completely understand. Are there any schematics or pictures of how it should be built? Also, how do you use it once you've loaded the sketch? It appears to use the serial console, but I don't want to make semi-random guesses and hope for the best.
(yes, I've used the search function, but I keep getting 500 errors; it's taken me a few hours just to perform a couple searches -- and having a whiny baby in my arms doesn't help :-[)
Thanks in advance!