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 – hardware PWM

This article shows how to make an ATtiny13 to generate hardware PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal. The example code uses timer in Fast PWM mode (WGM02:0 = 3, see manual section 11.7.3). In this mode, by setting the COM0A1:0 bits to one, the compare unit allows generation of PWM waveforms on the AC0A pin (PB0) with duty resolution 0..255. The presented example … Read more

ATtiny13 – two tone alarm

This is a simple and easy to build two-tone alarm that uses ATtiny13 to produce sound effects. Note that with little modifications the project can be easily utilized for many applications, in circuits where a double tone alarm may be required. Project’s code has been designed to make possible extend a list of two-tone sound … Read more

ATtiny13 – dance lights with FFT

This experimental project shows how to use ATtiny13 to synchronize live music and lights with only a few additional components required. Project uses single ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) channel for signal acquisition and some DSP (Digital Signal Processing) calculations that in real-time separate three frequency bands and make the LEDs dance in sync with the … Read more

ATtiny13 – tone generator

There is a set of projects that require some kind of audio output. For example a simple alarm bell. This project shows how we can produce different kinds of audio effects by just using an AVR MCU and a speaker/buzzer.  We will use 8-bit Timer, PWM technique and some pre-calculations to generate right sounds. Tu … Read more

ATtiny13 – LED fading with delay function (Software PWM)

This project shows how to simply Fade-In and Fade-Out a LED by using delay function to control pulse width what is sometimes called Software PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). In our circuit a LED is connected to PB0 and it is made to Fade the LED In and Out alternately. The code is on Github, click … Read more