I got the chips from AMS and soldered one onto an adaptor board that I got from China (complete with header pins
) I then soldered all the components as per the diagram in my upload straight onto the adaptor board. This gave me a little plug-in unit that works as a module.
At present, this is plugged into a very old RS breadboard and driven by a R2 Uno.
This is my first time programming the Atmega chips but I've been programming PICs and micros for a long time.
I'll get some pics together but meanwhile
will give you an idea of the stripboard matrix and the sketch uploaded in this thread.
I have just made a Christmas tree (pretty crappy graphics) that demonstrate using 2 frames as pictures and 2 PWM sets to flash the lights.
I'll upload that soon for your perusal and I hope use.
I think I've got this chip pretty well sussed out now and am just working on a simple spreadsheet to produce the graphics frames as binary data.
Have fun mate and success with your free samples.
ps I've just been shipped another 3.........what a cheek eh?