ATtiny ISP Shield makes programing bare AVR ICs easy and also helps shrinkfy your arduino projects.
ATtiny ISP Shield makes programing AVR ATtiny bare Chips easy and simple and also helps shrinkfy your arduino projects
Introducing the ATtiny ISP Shield!
Port your small Arduino projects to a low cost chip easily.
ATtiny ISP Shield is a programing tool used to program bare for
8 Pin IC’s like ATtiny13, ATtiny15 ,ATtiny25, ATtiny45, ATtiny85.
14 Pin IC’s like ATtiny24, ATtiny44, ATtiny84.
20 Pin IC’s like ATtiny2313, ATtiny4313.
28 pin IC’s like ATMega8, Atmega128, Atmega328 using ISP header.
Inspired by :
Here is the video for How-To Shrinkify Your Arduino with great explanation
Shrinking your Arduino designs by switching to the Atmel ATtiny microcontrollers is a nice feature if you do not need a lot of pins or want to save space in your design. In this context it is also nice to (mis)use an existing Arduino board (in my case an Arduino Uno revision 3) as an ISP/programming device. A nice tutorial how to achieve this can be found on this, this, and this project page (MIT High-Low Tech Group). Kai Bader generated a PDF-Version from these three pages for offline reading (and in case their pages move again). I used the MIT group’s design as a reference for this Arduino shield. It’s always nice to add some extra design… This is only a small project of mine, but it was already helpful on several occasions.
You have to be a bit careful when sticking the shield onto the Arduino Uno as I did not add all pin headers to the shield. The shield can be connected into the wrong pin headers . I added labels to some of the pins for orientation. I was only able to test it on my Arduino Uno revision 3 board, but it should be backward compatible to the previous Uno revisions and the Arduino Duemilanove. Please notify me if you find compatibility issues.
I’ve made a small video showing the shield in action
You Can currently order this Shield’s here
Thanks to Kai Bader for initial source