Is the DFRuino compatible with a mega328 chip?

I have a DFRduino that i think i fried tonight... was testing with a 12v psu when i realized the chip was REALLY hot- touched it and actually burnt my finger a bit.

quickly unplugged- and (like i should have done before) tested this power brick... it was throwing 17.5 volts.

everything seemed okay for a bit... but then it stated functioning strangely- loosing connection to the pc- and eventually not responding at all. I bought a new UNO r3 for the mean time- but is it possible that i could buy one of these a atmega328 from amazon and plug that into this board?

The current chips is one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-ATMEGA168-20PU/dp/B00BVZH8IK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1365556875&sr=8-5&keywords=ATMega168-20

Thanks!

Yes, a 328 or 328P should work in place of that nicely. Can be had for much less from mouser.com

heck yeah at that price! feel like a dope for grabbing the UNO now... granted, its nice to support arduino :)

It's really taking a bit to sink in that these boards are really just for programming/protyping- that this can all move to a pcb by itself :>

thanks!

Yep, can do all kinds of stuff when you make your own. Here are examples of stuff I've done: http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/ Card with offboard USB/Serial and up to 12 shift register chips: