A new tutorial has been released walking you through programming a atmega328 using the Arduino IDE, USBasp and AVRFuses. The purpose of this was to give those who enjoy programming with the Arduino, an opportunity to use the already available code and program a factory set microcontroller. Yes I know you can directly program a atmega 328 dip but for those who want to program without the arduino firmware installed on the chip or even bring your projects to the SMD level this tutorial is probably what you’re looking for. Enjoy. Find the tutorial HERE.