AVR Breadboardin and shopping list..
April 18, 2011
Ok So Im about to order some parts, I figure i'll start with the AVR 8pin AT tiny of some sort.
I've found a few tutorials on just getting LEDS to blink and such using the AVR. So I have a few questions: (btw if you know of any tutorials point me that way, im on avrfreaks as well)
First of all, what type of programmer should I get? Seems like getting a USB one would be best....since it supplies +5v although im not sure of which one to get. (The USB ones ARE kinda expensive.....so I could always go with a Serial Port one, but then what is the disadvantage....and also how would I supply power?)
So Parts List:
Breadboard (Solderless) (Do I need the ones with Power "outlets" ?)
Wires (prolly a set of prototyping wire for ease)
AVR ATMEL ATtiny 20 pin.. (2313) or maybe ATmega 328
Some sort of Programmer (USB or Serial......not sure which)
Prolly some DIP sockets for ease of use.
LEDS and such for testing (and some resistors too)
Am I missing anything else? What about Power......what exactly do these ones need? Especially if I use a Serial programmer.
Also what about Voltage Regulator...I dont wanna blow up my chip haha!