# Programming external ATmega328 with an Arduino SMD edition?

I have an Arduino SMD board and an external ATmega328 chip (with the Arduino Bootloader installed, from Sparkfun). I was wondering if I could program the external 328 with my SMD board as the instructions usually say to remove the processor from the Arduino board if there is one.

I've noticed if there were cables attached to the Serial pins in the SMD board, that the SMD would not program... Could I connect those right on over to the 328?

Thanks.

• Although not burning, there may be a slight possibility you can program it since it already has a bootloader. You may wish to ask on Arduino forums. I doubt it however, as burning a bootloader is pretty much the same as programming and would require an ISP which the Uno can't do anyway (assuming it is of course one) Feb 11 '12 at 22:07

A less costly "solder yourself" version: USBTinyISP ($22) Standard AVR ISP 2: @DigiKey ($38)