This is a kind of a long post, Sorry about the lengthy text, but please bare with me
Any Help is much Appreciated.
First of all, I've been unsuccessfully trying to get my ATTiny85, ATTiny44A to display text to the Serial Monitor using Arduino Uno as an ISP. I have the correct Baud rate in the program of 9600, I am using the built in SoftwareSerial library. I've even burned the 8Mhz bootloader on both ATTiny85, and ATTiny44A with no luck of being able to display text on Serial Monitor.
I am using the follwing cores for the ATTiny's:https://raw.githubusercontent.com/damellis/attiny/ide-1.6.x-boards-manager/package_damellis_attiny_index.json
When I have the following code uploaded to the ATTinyXX, the Serial Monitor just displays a bunch of garbage text, for example "yoyyuou/u" with two dots on top of both "y" and "u".
So my questions is, what am I doing wrong?
Moving on, the reason I am trying to get the ATTinyXX's to work with Serial communication is so that I can use them with a BT module to transmit data to an Application, Since I only need a few I/O pins for peripherals, I figured ATTinyXX's would be a good idea, However, given the difficulty I am having with getting them to work, I would like to explore alternatives, which brings to my second question, What alternative MCU can I use instead of ATTinyXX's (incase they don't workout)? the main thing I need is for the MCU's to be able to pass on the data to the BT module that will connect to a mobile App using TX, RX pins. I was thinking atmega168? atmega328p?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated, preferably stating Pro's and Con's from personal experience and use.
Sorry again for the long post, I would really appreciate any help/suggestions/feedback as I've been banging my head for a few weeks now trying to get over this hurdle.