Looking for an ATtiny45 or 85 tutorial / directions for my Uno and IDE

I've tried several different tutorials and done a lot of searching here and with Google, but can't seem to make progress communicating with the ATtiny45 or 85 using the ArduinoISP. If I could find some good instructions that work with my setup that would be excellent.

  • I have the Arduino Uno R3
  • IDE is 1.0.1
  • I've purchased both an ATtiny45 and ATtiny85, along with a couple of 10uF caps.

I've tried the MIT tutorial several times. I've gotten to the step where I need to upload the BLINK.ino and get compile errors about OUTPUT not defined and so on (the same errors well documented in this forum). Google searching for the correction to that error has lead me down many paths that did not resolve anything.

I also tried downloading new files from the Google Code site (based on a thread in this forum) but reading the instructions from the Google Code README was very confusing.

I tired of spinning my wheels and decided to post here for help. If I could find a concise set of directions with software code versions that will work with my setup it would be greatly appreciated. I could download and install earlier versions of the IDE too, if that is necessary.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Jake

BlueJakester: but reading the instructions from the Google Code README was very confusing

In what way? Which part?

Maybe look through my recent adventures here:

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,111683.0.html

I think I screwed up every step :roll_eyes:

hoff70: Maybe look through my recent adventures here:

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,111683.0.html

I think I screwed up every step :roll_eyes:

Thanks. The Matt Richardson tutorial is how I started out as well. Trying to install the newer 'cores' is where I gave up. I'm going to start again from the beginning, try and install the new 'cores' and see if I can have some success. I'll just ad onto your thread with any progress or questions.

Moving to this thread: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,111683.15.html