Yeah I'm willing to work with smd as long as it doesnt prove too difficult to use it and connect it.
How would I go about connecting up the chip with the bootloader using the usb-serial, I'd probably still need an adruino
I checked out the Arduino Pro Mini there, and i'd need to buy a ftdi cable to program it, as it doesn't have the connections on board. That would cost another $18. So, maybe the Arduino Uno with the ATMega328P would be the better option, as it costs $30 and can be programmed without addidtional wires. What do you think?
Or I could go with this basic micro ARC32 instead, its an all in one servo controller and microcontroller. and I could control it with a ps2 controller as it has a port for it, they would both work out around the same price. http://www.basicmicro.com/ARC32_p_141.html
The 24 servo controller, adruino uno, and smd bluetooth module together cost $123 delivered
while the ARC32 would cost $118 delivered and I can get a ps2 controller for $12
The servos will cost $116 delivered. In total thats around $240
Its getting a little bit expensive, unless I just control and power it from a computer. Let me know what you think.