A friend of mine had bought several atmega8-16PU’s , I myself have an arduino uno, with atmega328PU on it, I’ve been looking at the tutorial “arduinotobreadboard” http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard
Now here’s my question. if i want to boatload this atmega8-pu16, do i leave my original atmega328 in the arduino? the tutorial says i have to remove it when i upload a program to the atmega8 on the breadboard.But i’m not sure if i have to remove the atmega from my arduino when i’m bootloading.
I’m just a bit confused on how exactly to use the arduino as bootloader, do i put the arduinoisp software on the original arduino, and let it be powered by usb,which in turn will boatload the other atmega?
Or do i remove the original atmega328 alltogether and bootload the atmega8 on the breadboard using the arduino board itself without it’s microprocessor?
Thanks in advance,