Hey all this would be my first encounter needing to burn the Arduino IDE bootloader onto a blank ATMega32u4 that I bought from Digikey.
What all do I need to buy in order to program the bootloader for that chip? In the manual for the 32u4 it says it comes with a bootloader but I'm guessing its not the arduino bootloader?
Is the pinout for the ISP all that I would need in order to upload the Arduino bootloader?
I've seen this post:
but I wont be using the through-hole design.. its going to be the surface mount SMD kind so i wouldn't be able to put that on a breadboard.
So would it be as simple as breaking out the ISP pins on the 32u4 and just hooking those up to a Arduino Duemilanove board even if its not the same ATmega chip (As in copying the atmega32u4 arduino to the Duemilanove and then transferring that to the 32u4?)?