Hello, I have a nice sketch on my UNO and I want to program it on a bare ATMEL328 (the DIP version) and run it independent of the board, with my own circuitry.
I see there are ways to program the separate 328 using an existing board - you can make connections from the UNO to the 328 on a breadboard. https://pnrstatus.vip/
However, it's my understanding that you need to remove the existing ATMEL from the board to do this - true? And since I have the surface mount IC, I cannot use this technique?
... So if I want to program the ATMEL itself, I need to buy the pocket AVR programmer? There's no other way? Yes it's not that expensive but if I could use existing equipment I'd be happier :) mobdro