I am new to the Arduino, and have tons of questions.
Though right now, i have the following scenario:
I am creating a sketch that I upload to an Arduino in order to sell it as a finished product.
In the future, I would like to send updates to my customers, without needing them to install Arduino IDE and then "see" the updated sketch, in order to upload the new version.
I would like to know if it is possible to create a "standalone" sketch uploader (for a specific board of course).
Thanks for any replies.
I would like to know if it is possible to create a "standalone" sketch uploader
Yes perfectly possible. You would distribute the compiled hex file and an uploader that you hack together from the relevant bits of the open source IDE.
I’ve got a couple versions for sale already even, can be programmed to upload only 1 file, 1 of 16 files selected by push button, or 1 of 256 files selected by rotary encoder.
Power from a wallwart, or from a battery pack, see attachment below.
More info is available at my website.
The board runs Nick Gammon's hex uploader code, more info on it here (also linked to at my website)