I have previously programmed in ASM on PICs for a few projects years ago, getting data from sensors attatched to ports and writing serial data to some sharp 2 line LCD modules to display results,anyway that got me thinking mabey i could use a PIC of some sort to glitch as some local shops sell them and the programmer/debugger s(never owned my own,just used the one at Uni) but to my suprise the good ones are quite expensive.This led me to following a link to here.Then i had a look at the Arduino Duemilanove based on the ATmega328 as it has usb in-circuit programming.
I have been looking for at different programmer/microprocessor combinations and have decided the the Arduino Duemilanove based on the ATmega328 might be a good option as RS Components are doing them and also coolcomponents.co.uk for £20 approx.
Oh PS to site BOSS i like the way you run things round here. those blogs out there are just full of whiners, so i am glad i have found somewhere that i mabey able to better follow things.I am in no way a hacker by any means but i do like to be able to follow through whats going on and actually trying out the same process to get a better understanding of the topic at hand, thats what got me into using IDApro and getting WinCE and Pocket PC apps running on the Gizmondo Handheld Console.
So its my birthday in March, will get the kids to get me the Arduino Duemilanove or has anyone got a better option, remembering i want to be able to reuse and program the microcontroller ?