AVR – dockerized toolchain

Lightweight docker image built on top of alpine:3.10 with installed AVR toolchain and few additional tools: AVR8 toolchain (2019, AVR_8_bit_GNU_Toolchain_3.6.2_1759) avrdude (v6.3) make (v4.2) cmake (v3.14) DockerHub: https://hub.docker.com/r/lpodkalicki/avr-toolchain Installing Bellow you can find recommended simple one-line installer that pulls the newest docker-image and installs avr-toolchain script into “/usr/bin/” directory. curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lpodkalicki/avr-toolchain-docker/master/install.sh | bash -s — Getting started Install toolchain using … Read more

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 update AVR USBasp firmware to latest version

The common reason why you would like to update this firmware is unlock slow-sck function for cheap (e-bay or Aliexpress) USBasp programmers, like this one on the picture. The slow-sck function allows to program AVR chips running at very low frequency clock source (i.e. 128kHz). When your USBasp programmer prints that warning it means that firmware update is … Read more

ATtiny13 – disco lights using DFT

This is my another “disco lights” project which is an upgraded version of ATtiny13 – dance lights with DFT. This time I used a full implementation of optimized DFT algorithm with reduced memory access to compute a power spectrum of audio signal. This version has also 3-channel lights but visual effects are much-much better! Required Parts ATtiny13  – i.e. MBAVR-1 (Minimalist Development … 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

Arduino – blinky with Timer1 COMPA

Next Arduino blinky project. This version of “blinky” example is using Timer1 Compare Match A interrupt to make an onboard LED blink for roughly one second. The code is on Github, click here. Parts Required Arduino board (i.e. UNO) Software This code is written in C++ and can be compiled using an Arduino IDE. All information about how to compile this … Read more

Arduino – blinky with Timer1 OVF

Yet another Arduino blinky project. This version of “blinky” example is using Timer1 Overflow interrupt to make an onboard LED blink for roughly one second. The code is on Github, click here. Parts Required Arduino board (i.e. UNO) Software This code is written in C++ and can be compiled using an Arduino IDE. All information about how to compile this project is here. /** * … Read more

ATtiny13 – blinky with timer COMPA (assembler version)

In this example I’would like to show you how to write in assembler “blinky” project that uses timer COMPA (Timer/Counter Compare Match A) interrupt. The previous blinky project is very similar to what is presented here, but with one exception – the delay section has been replaced by timer interrupt.  In our circuit LED is connected to PB0 and is blinking … Read more

ATtiny13 – blinky with delay function (assembler version)

This tiny project shows how to interface LED to the microcontroller ATtiny13 and write a simple program in anssembler to make it blink. The code is on Github, click here. LEDs are widely used for various display functions and can be directly (not quite directly, through the resistor) driven from the pins of AVR chip. In our … Read more