i think by augmented he means that you make the PCB for the AtmegaSomething to make it into an augmented microcontroller
It might be that I just didn't see this except for the last year or so (and allways from students it seems, so I fear it's the teachers "doing it" again).
My understanding of the term "to augment" doesn't really fit in here, unless you open the chip and pour some more sand in it.
In music, augmenting is when go semi-tone up, elsewhere, it means to add to - and since you don't add to the controller, but just use it in a board...
You wouldn't talk about an augmented resistor would you?
(Just trying to understand if there's something I need to learn here, but it sounds highly illogical to me).