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What is the easiest way to burn the arduino bootloader to an atmega328p? Answered

With a fresh ATMega328p Chip and an arduino duemilanove board. ISP looks like the best option but, how to use it? Make / buy a parallel/serial/usb programmer. what is the easiest or cheapest way...

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S1L3N7 SWAT (author)2009-08-19

This is for a PIC, but I think it could be adapted for the ATMEGA. If you use a socket for the ATMega, instead of the PIC it should work.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_make_the_worlds_smallest_and_cheapest_PIC_/

You're better off going here: http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/Bootloader?from=Main.Bootloader

Specifically this tutorial on how to make a programmer for the ATmega to upload the Arduino bootloader: http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/ParallelProgrammer

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