Alright so I just got myself the new uno in the mail... was doing some testing and managed to fry my 328 chip :(... I tested the board without chip and all seems good 3.3 and 5 volt pins still output respective numbers and when tx and rx are tied together and i type in the serial monitor what i type is echoed back to me. My question is about burning a bootloader on a blank chip. I have a blank atmgea 328p-pu chip on its way. Can i build a parallel programmer the one from here http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer and burn the uno bootload to it using the instructions from here http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Bootloader with the parallel programmer? Thanks for you time and any help you guys can provide, Josh Hostetler
p.s. I don't have another arduino to do the burning for me or I would just do it that way. Thanks again!