Hello folks, Had real problems finding one simple method to program the Attiny with the Uno today.
From all the instructables and google searches they seemed to contain errors or direct to one upload site on github that didn't work for me.
I did get it to work but only after following a link here and one on sparkfun and combining the two.
The link here is https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/arjun/programming-attiny85-with-arduino-uno-afb829 but links to the github link "attiny by Davis A. Mellis" which didn't work for me, nor did another link on the same site, and there is a lot of talk about the links not working all over the place.
The Sparkfun tutorial here - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/tiny-avr-programmer-hookup-guide
is great to download the attiny software and put it in the right folder for access and helped me a lot, and in my opinion is much easier to understand, but then wants you to use their programmer at £22 a pop - and I knew my trusty Uno in front of me could handle it.
It was a learning experience for me as a novice, but I just could not find a complete answer to what I thought was a well trodden route, as most of the "easy" tutorials out there used the Mellis information.
I'm sure there is plenty of good information to make it easy for an 8yr old, but I couldn't find it. Maybe someone can post a link to the easy and complete method, like a sticky in this part of the forum.