The original project/schematic used an ATMega328P, powered by a DC-DC Converter and IR Receiver. I have never done any coding/programming before, but I am very DIY capable. I have no hardware at this time. I understand the need for an Arduino(Uno R3?) to run the program. Can I use the R3s' ATMega once it's programmed, or does it need to transfer the data to a separate ATMega in the project? Or in the end just use a Pro Mini instead?
I'm sure there will be more questions in both directions.