Step 2: Time to Burn the bootloader

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Picture 1: First: select the board you want to upload to. 
Ex. for my Atmega328 chip and an external 16MHz crystal i chose: Arduino Duemilanove or Nano /w Armega 328 ( see pic 1 )

Picture 2:  Goto Tools -> Burn Bootloader -> w/ Arduino as ISP
The board will begin bootloading.

Picture 3: When bootloading is successful you can enjoy your new homemade Arduino.

If you get errors :

1. Make sure you selected the correct board ( Picture 1 )
2. When getting this error:  avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
You did not put an 100nF capacitor between +5v and RESET pin on the Arduino Mega 2560
3. IF you still get another error search on google 
4. If you still find no solution goto arduino forum :,67.0.html
and post your problem + a link to this instructables.

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edevane2 months ago

thanks a million for this! works a charm :)

Daniello1 year ago
I had some problems with burning the bootloader.
I used Arduino MEGA 2560 and tried to burn bootloader in Arduino Duemilanove 326P.
Everything was connected according to the tutorial, but It resulted in error messages "out of sync".
I solved it by changing the heartbeat from 40 to 20.