Can I use an USB Arduino to program an off-board ARV? That is, I'd like to send code to the Arduino and via some crafty wiring (using jumpers?) reroute the programing to an off-board (proto-board) that has an AVR chip on it to be programmed?
I know I can swap out the existing chip, but I am looking for a hardware reuse feature from the Arduino.
You can... but do you really want to?
You can also build an almost no-parts parallel programmer too. http://www.bsdhome.com/avrdude/
I opted for a usbtinyisp from ladyada and much prefer that.
Much appreciate the input and linked resoureces.
usbtinyisp seems to be the best bet.
I bought it as a kit. Very affordable that way and a rewarding quick project.