I'm new to Arduino and I just started a class at our college today that deals with Arduino. I've been fascinated with it for a while now, but never took the time to learn it. I found an Instructable today that showed the process of making your own Arduino board. I feel this will be something awesome to put with the project for the class.
The problem I see with the directions is there isn't a straight forward way to program the chip. You can move the chip to an existing board, but that is a lot of movement. Can you not install a USB plug into the board? If not, what are some options for programming the chip without moving it back and forth between boards?
I tried searching the forums but I couldn't find information on this topic. If I have overlooked something, please let me know where to look and I'll go find it.