Sorry if this is not posted in the correct place. I have been messing around with various thing over the years and I recently I got a PIC controler demo kit from Vellman (K8055). After some research on a project that I want to complete, I found Arduino. I was some what disappointed with the PIC controller, only by my testing is dependant on Vellman's Firmware or if I am understanding the terminology correctly BootLoader which is allowing me to create the program / Sketch (again if my terminology is correct) to be put on the PIC Microcontroller.
My question is (before I go out and buy everything); After I create, test, and verify everything, on one of the Demo Boards (Uno as an example), can I (genarically speaking) go out and buy an AVR pop it into the board download the BootLoader / Firmware, then download the program / sketch, remove then install into the device I created?
If not necessarilly correct what do I need to accomplish something like this?
Also is there an AVR that has a builtin USB controller like the PIC?