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W/ Arduino, after you program it, can you then remove the IC and stick it into your project? Answered

Sorry, I'm completely new to this whole arduino thing. I find it amazing but had this little question about it. I wouldn't want to program the thing and have to use the whole arduino for the things I make. I think the answers obvious but I've never heard or read anything anywhere about removing the microcontroller from the Arduino board and putting it onto your own board to use. Isn't this the point?

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SandeepS67 (author)2016-01-02

Hi, i am facing the same issue.. How can i transfer the program from my Android UNO to a blank ATMEGA328 IC, so that i can use that IC in my project. I don't want to embed my Android UNO in my project. Can anyone help me ?

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stonechild (author)2009-08-23

You can certainly use the Arduino to program the Atmega chip which is the basis of the Arduino and then pull it out. You, as jeff-o says, would have to duplicate the supporting circuitry. The datasheets for the ATMega series of chips are available at atmel.com. You have to be aware that the pin names are different when using the datassheet. There is a section at arduino.cc that discusses the pin mappings. You might also want to look at the Bare Bones Board or the Really Bare Bones Board which is compatible with the Arduino. It's sortof a minimalist Arduino. It's available from moderndevice.com,

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jeff-o (author)2009-07-23

Yes, you can. Take a look at the schematic for the Arduino board you have - you will need to replicate the crystal and any of the I/O ports used on your new board.

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aarone (author)2009-07-23

The standard Arduino, The "Duelmilnove" (currently) is an experimentation platform. I know many people who would recommend you just stick the whole thing whatever your project is and be done with it. If I have a project that I want to use continually, I always look at moving the chip out of the Arduino to another board.

The Arduino was built to be a method of learning, designing, building and using "physical computing." It wasn't meant to be just a programmer for the chip, but it certainly works well like that (esp. because they take care of the hard stuff.) If you're finished programming, you might look into Dorkboard, it's a cheap Arduino variant. It gives you access to all the pins, it's small, and functions as a standalone Arduino. You can take your burned Arduino chip and stick it in this and it'll run just fine. I recommend buying from this place (that's because they're local for me, and I like to support small business)

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gmxx (author)2009-07-22

It is recommended that you do not take the ic out of the arduino. You can take the ic out, but you will need to build some of the power and support circuitry yourself.

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orksecurity (author)2009-07-22

The Arduino is intended to be used as a unit -- it's a convenient self-contained prototyping platform. Yes, it's a bit more costly, but that's what buys you the convenience of not having to build so much of your own interface and power-supply circuitry. If all you want is the microcontroller chip and a card for programming it, the Arduino may not be the best solution.

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