Im trying to understand how to programme a fresh attiny2313 that i picked up off ebay for peanuts but cant really grasp what i need to do. I have a 20mhz crystal connected to it alongside some 18pf capacitors and a 5v line on my breadboard and also have a FT232RL usb cable knocking about that has a 6 pin output. From what ive read it seems i just need to connect the 2 RX and TX pins from the cable to the tinys TX and RX pins - but what to do next heh?
The more i read the more confused ive become and cant really figure out where i need to go to start uploading a programme to the chip - ive only used an UNO and Arduino software before and that was nice and simple, but for this i get the impression i need to use WinAVR and set fuses, then...well im not really sure - i dont know if i can continue to use the Arduino IDE to upload sketches or if i need to use WinAVR or what really...
Does anyone have a nice guide i can look at or just something to point me in the right direction? Feel a bit overwhelmed after reading around and my brain is crushed under the weight of a thousand articles none of which has really sunk in or clicked - i just want a really nice 'here you go dumbass' kind of tutorial that assumes absolutely nothing. Pointers or hints anyone?
Thanks all, Carl.