AVR development board for ATtiny13, ATtiny85, etc.

This is an upgraded version of MBAVR-1 – a minimalist development board for tiny AVR microcontrollers like ATtiny13, ATtiny15, ATtiny25, ATtiny45 or ATtiny85. The board has been designed for a rapid prototyping of devices based on tinyAVR chips. The small-size MBAVR-1t board can be installed directly on protoboard or used as shield by other PCB. Also, by adding DIP8 holder you can … Read more

How to make ATtiny13 running at 128 kHz clock source

The ATtiny13’s default clock source setting is the Internal RC Oscillator running at 9.6MHz with clock divider /8 (fuses L=0x6A and H=0xFF; see fuse calculator). This short article explains how to downclock the ATtiny13 by swtiching to Internal RC Oscillator running at 128kHz without clock divider (fuses L=0x7B and H=0xFF) and still have a control to program AVR … Read more

ATtiny13 – PI metal detector

This experimental project shows how to build a simple PI (Pulse Induction) metal detector based on ATtiny13 / AVR microcontroller. My goals were to make a circuit as simple as possible and to use only popular / cheap electronic parts. The device has been tested with very small coil (55mm diameter, about 30 turns of 0.5 … Read more

ATtiny13 – 8bit mono class D amplifier

I always wonder whether it is possible to make an amplifier of class D on ATtiny13 or not. Some time ago I found George Gardner’s project based on ATtiny85 – TinyD. It was a sign to start challenging it with ATtiny13. It took me a few hours but finally I made it! The code is very short and useses a … Read more

ATtiny13 – randomly flashing LED with PRNG based on BBS

This project is very similar to ATtiny13 – randomly flashing LED with PRNG based on LFSR. However, this time I used BBS (Blum-Blum-Shumb) algorithm as PRNG (Pseudo Random Number Generator) to generate 16-bit (pseudo) random numbers. The less significant bit of randomly generated number is a major factor in decision to on/off the LED. The code is on Github, click here Parts Required … Read more

A few funny projects using my simplified implementation of DFT

Bilexa Bass – Singing Fish, Sound-Actived 3D-printed Vibrator and Scared Spider Toy. I wanted to highlight these funny (sometimes crazy!) projects as they are using my version of simplified implementation of DFT I created for project ATtiny13 – dance lights with FFT and because the authors are very idea-driven, original and just awsome. Bilexa Bass – Singing Fish (Bob, ATtiny84) … Read more

ATtiny13 – pseudo random numbers

Many applications require random data to feed their algorithms. One would say that it’s quite easy when we can use a function from an existing cryptographic library. However, even if we can use such function like for example rand() from stdlib, it can quickly turn out, that this feature consume more then a half of … Read more

ATtiny13 – Morse Code (flashing light)

This project shows how to form a light impulses using an ATtiny13 to transmit messages encoded with International Morse Code. Project is easy to build and require only three parts. The code is on Github, click here. Morse Code allow to transmit data via short (dots) and long (dashes) impulsions. The advantage of the Morse … Read more