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CrashingDutchman

A couple of months ago I found a story on Hackaday (and later on other places too) about programming ATtiny processors through Arduino. I thought that it would be nice to have this in a form of a shield. Now this product has become reality and it does even more than programming ATtiny processors. A collobaration between Flyton and myself resulted in a shield that makes it possible to program ATtiny45/85 processors, various Atmel ATmega processors (168/328/44/48) and it can even be used as a STK-500 programmer.



For more information see: http://flytron.com/open-source-hardwares/162-tinyshield-all-in-one-avr-programmer-shield-for-arduino.html

Looking forward to hear what you think!

retrolefty

Very impressive, good luck with the project.

Lefty

robtillaart

Mooi werk | Well Done!

Can I stack multiple shields to program lets say 4 ATtiny's at once?

Can you show some sample sketches how easy it is?
Rob Tillaart

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robtillaart


Have you posted it to Jonathan Oxer yet? - shieldlist.org -
Rob Tillaart

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CrashingDutchman

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Jan 14, 2012, 03:13 pm Last Edit: Jan 14, 2012, 03:17 pm by CrashingDutchman Reason: 1
Thank you Rob,

I don't have an example to show how easy it is, but on the product page you can download a manual that tells how to do it (and it is easy).

The steps are:
- Upload a sketch to your Arduino that makes it an ISP
- Insert ATtiny (or other supported processor) into the TinyShield and insert TinyShield into your Arduino
- Open an exisiting Sketch that can work with ATtiny (think pin compatibility, the manual uses the blink example)
- Select ATtiny w/Arduino as ISP from the boards menu in Arduino IDE
- Upload your Sketch

The 20 boards that we have prepared are not stackable, but if you want one (or more) that are stackable, I think we can make them and you could burn probably, let's say, 4 at once. We haven't tried it.

Thanks for the heads up on Jonathan's site!

Dank je wel!

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