Well to start with my ultimate goal is to create a breadboard Arduino.
For now, I am trying to build a parts list for the programmer found on the Arduino Uno-v3/mega. I already have the ATMEGA16U2 on a breakout board and planned on ordering more, just encase I broke it. I do plan on creating the USBASP and the FTDI, those schematic are easy for me to understand, but the Arduino one, not so much.
At this point I am trying to workout what supporting devices I need that are found on the Arduino boards: Arduino Uno V3 I have tried looking into the freetronics USBSERIAL USB Serial Adapter USB Serial Adapter also, but no go on my send.
Now, the thing is that I need to use through hole components and not Surface-mount components. I do understand that there is a resettable fuse, but at this point I am kind of a blur of the parts used between the ATMEGA16U2 and USB Plug.