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Topic: Installing bootloader to ATmega88 (Solved) (Read 114 times) previous topic - next topic

abishur

Sep 15, 2020, 04:18 am Last Edit: Sep 15, 2020, 10:09 pm by abishur
I wanted a cheap board to keep around to use as a dedicated bootloader burner.  Thinking an ATmega is an ATmega I put a ATmega88 on my board and have now come to realize the errors of my ways, lol.

I can't find any option to select an ATmega88 processor.  The closest I've come is an ATmega8 processor, and of course once I finally do get it burned in, I suspect I'll have further issues using it to burn the bootloader on to other ATmega chips.

Still I want to get this one up and running to see if I get the rest of my board set up right.  What do I need to do to burn the right bootloader onto an ATmega88?

DrAzzy

You need to install board package which supports the ATmega88 [processor
ATTinyCore for x4/x5/x61/x7/x8/x41/1634/828/x313 megaTinyCore for the megaavr ATtinies - Board Manager:
http://drazzy.com/package_drazzy.com_index.json
ATtiny breakouts, mosfets, awesome prototyping board in my store http://tindie.com/stores/DrAzzy

abishur

Thanks, I had tried to find a board package in Arduino's board manager prior to posting but there was no built-in option for the ATmega 88.  I did eventually find one using the "Minicore" from MCUdude on github and was pleased to find it was able to burn other bootloaders after that!

https://github.com/MCUdude/MiniCore

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