using diecimila to upload sketch to funnel ??

can i upload a sketch to a funnel IO "arduino mini /pro" type

if i connect my diecimila without microcontroller in order just to use fdti chip through TX > RX RX > TX to a funnel IO board

will i be able to set it working ...

any comments ? or help ?

same with xbee ?

can i just get it working without extra hardware ?

my problem is i do not have a usb explorer board or a fdti cable or a xbee adapter board

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am i doomed ...

please help

beginning of an answer ....

http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Guide/ArduinoMiniAndNGBreadboardPhoto.jpg

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