I have been working on an arduino program, which has gotten rather large. I am close to hitting the 32k limit on Flash for my ATmega328p. I would like lower my program size by saving some of my many string literals into EEPROM.
All of the example programs on the EEPROM page suggest loading them in at runtime, in which case they would take up flash memory anyways! What I am wondering, is if there is a way to write to EEPROM from my PC, THEN load the arduino program which will access those values. Do I need some external hardware to do this?
Thanks for your help!