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Can I use this metaboard kit without having to load a bootloader first? Answered

If I were to buy this kit version of Metaboard (http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=123) and buy the arduino separately, would I need a USB programmer to load the metaboard bootloader?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2011-08-28

If the Arduino chip has the Arduino code on it, no.

Steve

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Shagglepuff (author)steveastrouk2011-08-28

My hopes and dreams have been crushed.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-08-28

Its not TOO hard to make a programmer though.

Steve

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Shagglepuff (author)steveastrouk2011-08-28

Is it possible to make an avr programmer for under $18.00? The prebuilt metaboard kit is sold out, and most other solutions aren't nearly as cheap.

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steveastrouk (author)Shagglepuff2011-08-28

Yes, there are "Ghetto" programmers that run off a parallel port

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Shagglepuff (author)steveastrouk2011-08-30

I just found out that eBay sells cheap AVR programmers. Hooray!

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