I think the arduino board is awesome. Though I'm not interested in the library and IDE at all... Is there a way, to use an AVR 328p, as you normally would, on an arduino board?
I like how arduino's can be programmed through serial, can get powered through serial and I often use serial as a debugging option. Making my own board (with ICSP programmer) would not be able to do this (withouth bootloader).
Do I have to use all the stuff from arduino?
- Can I use my own compiler for an arduino board? (GNU-GCC / AVR)
- Can I use my own IDE for an arduino board? (Eclipse / Atmel Studio)
- Can I still program through serial then? (Does the bootloader care which compiler I used? Does Eclipse/AVR studio have the options to program through serial?)
- Other stuff I should take in mind. (Annoying things like AVR studio not having a COM port window, though that's an easy fix.)
Edit: We've programmed an AVR 328P (GNU-GCC / Eclipse / ICSP) in school, so I know it takes quite some work to get the compiler set up, working with Eclipse. You don't have to completely describe the proces :) Just to avoid someone spending hours on an answer that's easily found on the internet. (On my search for this subject I could only find people doing the other way around, getting an 328p chip to work with arduino)