Everything I read about this ISP assumes I know more than I do. Can someone please give me a simple idiot-proof set of directions so I can get this working even if I don't understand what I just did? Something like: "get an xxx connector and wire it on the breadboard to pins blah-blah, then plug in the ISP and start Z program and tell it to burn." I think I'm that competent.
You can write your sketch using the Arduino IDE and then upload it to your chip using the "Upload using programmer" menu option. You need to download an extra driver to use the AVRISPmkII with the Arduino IDE (sorry, I can't remember where I downloaded mine from).
Arduino 1.0.1 has AVRISPmkII support as standard...
Quote from: fungus on Nov 20, 2012, 12:41 pmArduino 1.0.1 has AVRISPmkII support as standard...Yes, but I still had to find a USB driver for the AVRISPmkII. The one that was installed with AVR Studio wasn't recognised by the Arduino IDE. [EDIT: unless I was still on 1.0 when my AVRISP arrived...]