how to program attiny's microcontroller?

i want to use arduino IDE to program Attiny Uc, what programmer will i use and how’s the connection… tnx

Almost any AVR programmer or you can use an Arduino.

Can you be more specific?

jwill1: i want to use arduino IDE to program Attiny Uc, what programmer will i use and how's the connection.. tnx

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=usbtinyisp

http://www.akafugu.jp/images/microcontroller-reference-sheet.png

Seriously, there is no need to buy a dedicated programmer for the Attiny chip. Buy an UNO instead and you can use ArduinoISP or one of Nick Gammon's sketches to do the ISP. http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/?id=11637 (for 328 but tiny85 is same SPI signals)

It is very easy: http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny-with-Arduino/

An even better combination is an Arduino UNO and TinyISP.

TinyISP is a replacement for ArduinoISP and is developed by Coding Badly If you use this you can have debug information in the Serial monitor as you are used to from the UNO, without using extra harware like USB/Serial converter.

Get it here: https://github.com/Coding-Badly/TinyDebugKnockBang/zipball/master

More about how to use it: http://www.ernstc.dk/arduino/tinycom.html

If it is an ATtiny85 you want to program, just follow these few steps.

http://www.ernstc.dk/arduino/attiny85.html

mrburnette: Seriously, there is no need to buy a dedicated programmer for the Attiny chip. Buy an UNO instead...

Yes, that's much cheaper and more convenient.

Not.

For what it's worth, for ATtiny prototyping I've moved to a few Teensy 2.0 boards and several small breadboards. Works better than everything else I've tried. The additional features, flexibility, and time savings far out weigh the few extra dollars I had to pay.

Yes, that’s much cheaper and more convenient.
Not

Yes, fungus, you are correct, but Op is a “newbie”. My thinking was that a non-Arduino user who wants to program ATtiny processors with the Arduino IDE would be better served having at least one official product that could also satisfy the ISP need. I know it is not as inexpensive, but it is a standard product, a kind of a rock for mental stability.

You and I often agree, so if I am missing some critical thinking process, I will graciously reconsider my answer. I just based my response on the numerous forum issues raised by newbies using dedicated programmers… The forums are filled with issues.

Ray