I've been feverishly finding parts to get started with building my first Arduino, but naturally I've run into a few snags and am HOPING someone can help shed some light.
FIRSTLY -- I'm attempting to build my own Arduino from scratch. I've acquired all the parts (I believe) including a few atmega328 chips (not preloaded with bootloader). Why, well... because I suppose I like doing things the difficult way!! (helps you learn faster, IMO!)
So first things first... I have to get the bootloader onto the chip! I found some spec's to build a seemingly simple AVR programmer online (see note below!!) which I built... but with absolutely zero success.
I'm hoping someone with much more experience than I can tell me if this would even work... or if I'm just running in circles.
The forum won't allow me to post a link in this post because it is my first time using this forum, HOWEVER, if you google "make your own ultra simple universal avr programmer" it should be the first link Google returns.
Thanks a bunch!!