Hello everyone, I've had to join the forums to ask what I think is a silly question, but I can't for the life of me figure it out myself..
I have a project that I want an Arduino to control (well the Atmega328 chip that is on my Arduino Uno board).
Can I just program the chip whilst it's in the Uno, then take the chip out, give the correct pins power, and have it work as it would if it was in the Uno? I'm pretty certain I couldn't do that, but I can't find any help on how to take an Atmega328 chip, and use it in my project that isn't on an Arduino board. I still want to program it as if it was an Arduino, if that makes sense..
How are Arduino's used in people's projects without leaving a whole development board in there? (Or do they leave the development board there? :/).
I would really like some help understanding this a bit better..