There are lots of tutorials around for building an Arduino on a in two different ways: with FTDI, which uses the Arduino bootloader, or with an. We will use Arduino UNO to burn the bootloader since we will use an Optiloader to install the ATMEGA8 board option to the Arduino IDE and then use an FTDI. Burn a New Bootloader - Arduino Pro Mini: I wanted to re-purpose an Arduino Pro Mini I normally upload sketches to to a Pro Mini using a USB-Serial FTDI. This tutorial was written for AVR microcontrollers with an Arduino bootloader using .. to use a programming device (such as another Arduino or FTDI chip). You've screwed up and now the Arduino bootloader on your 'duino is gone! As you may know, the Arduino uses the FTDI FTRL USB to TTL Serial. Don't forget, if you have two 'duinos, you can turn one into an ISP programmer, check out this tutorial which runs much faster than the below. You can burn chips . It routes the serial signals from an Arduino Pro, Pro Mini, Fio, or LilyPad board When in bootloader mode, all non-serial pins will be high impedance inputs. So, is there any way to burn bootloader by using standalone atmega and ftdi? Or i have to buy a new arduino. My arduino uno is working. The actual Arduino (eg: Deumilanove) schematic shows a 10k pullup resistor from pin 1 to +5V. This will force .. ATmega FTDI Bootloader. For using Atmega IC in place of arduino, first we have to burn Arduino Bootloader in it and then we will program it using FTDI or using.