Learn to program the ATtiny85 from your Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

April 18, 2014 Jessica


instructables user prb3333 posted this useful tutorial on programming the ATtiny85 with your Pi.

These instructions tell you how to setup and program the ATtiny85 microcontroller from a Raspberry Pi via the SPI interface. Lots of people use the Ardiuno to do this (then you can use the Arduino IDE and simplified C commands), or you can use a USB based programmer. I do not have an Ardiuno and don’t want to buy a dedicated programmer. I do have a Pi, so I was pleased to learn I could use it as a way to get into microcontroller programming.

You will need:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • ATtiny85 chip
  • 5 x 1K resistors (or similar)
  • LED of your choice
  • A connection to the GPIO of the Pi, and a breadboard and wire.

See the full tutorial here.