long story short, having been working with arduino for a few years, I've now got a few projects, I want to make standalone. I've made some PCB's (with 28pin dip sockets) for these projects, and since timing isnt an issue, I've followed the advice from Arduino To Breadboard minimal circuit instructions (bottom of the page) and am now at the point of burning the bootloader and writing the program to my chip.
Tl;dr? summery and question below
I want to burn a bootloader to a (currently blank) atmega328p-pu, and then upload a sketch. The instructions I found way to use my current arduino (uno r3) as an ISP. But I was just wondering if its possible to just swap the chip out my uno and use the "Burn bootloader" in the IDE, to burn the bootloader and upload sketches?
Another question, if I burn the bootloader with the arduino as ISP, can I then just pop the chip into the arduino to program it with a sketch?
Right, I kinda knew that it wouldnt be that easy... I just hoped that it would. I actually had it in the back of my mind that the usb to serial converter might have an additonal bit of hardware in that that could program the bootloader...
thanks for the link I'll keep that in mind, I'm also looking at a uno ISP shield too