I am a newbie to arduino and atmega and attiny world.
I got arduino uno v3 and played around a lot with basic coding like leds, beeping, timers, pwm, a/d-d/a, and interrupts using the arduino compiler and the uno board. That worked perfect, I was able to re-use my c/c++ coding skills.
I even made a small AM transmitter for amateur bands using buttons for frequency and modulation settings, filters and tuning.
I received an amtel ice and lots of cables with it, and want to start using that to be able programming attiny and atmega:s in my own designs.
How do I use arduino with amtel ice to program attiny/atmega:s directly without the uno board and boot loader code ?
I don't want to take the step using amtel studio yet.
Go to the tools menu. At the bottom, you'll see a list of supported programmers. Atmel-ICE should be at the bottom of the list, if not, update your IDE as the ICE was a recent addition.
Once Atmel-ICE has been selected, you can upload a sketch/program using the "File->Upload with programmer" menu pick. This will upload to the target chip directly, no bootloader required. In fact, this will erase everything, bootloader included, on the target.