I am new to robotics and all this microcontroller stuff is a huge mess.
At the moment all I am trying to do is to control a servo which seems like a superhuman effort.
I have a atmega16 microcontroller, parallel port in a linux PC, parallel port cable, continuosly rotating servo and basic electronics goods and skills. I do not have a programming board and around here they are unavailable. So I have a few questions:
1. Do I have the necessary equipment to program a microcontroller?
2. I don't know how to program a bootloader. Where can I download bootloader for this controller or are they all basically the same?
3. If I manage to get the bootloader uploaded how do I program it then?