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$30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...
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$30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by stinkbutt on Wed May 26, 2010 2:45 pm

I'm pretty sure I just set fire to $30. I wanted to reprogram the Ice Clock but instead of getting a USBTiny I picked up an Arduino. What was I thinking there? I'm not entirely certain you can credit me with that word: "Thinking."

Actually I'm exaggerating a little bit. I'm sure I can find lots of uses for an Arduino proper, I just don't think now it's what I use for this task, is it? I want to update the firmware on an ATMega168 which means...

Well, I THINK I know what it means now. But I THOUGHT I knew what it meant three days ago when I purchased an Arduino from the nice Lady. Now I think it means I pick up a USBTiny kit, (I could buy a prefabbed programmer, but from what I can tell they're all inferior to the USBTiny whilst being more expensive,) and follow the instructions from the project page.

So here's my question: Is that what I do? Have I left anything out? I'd rather not place a third order for something I've forgotten.
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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by oPossum on Wed May 26, 2010 3:11 pm

You can use the Arduino as a programmer
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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by stinkbutt on Wed May 26, 2010 4:05 pm

Yeah I suppose, but I'm new to this. I'm already trying to learn Arduino, and now programming an ATMega, I'd rather not _also_ try to learn both at once using an Arduino to program another chip. I'd rather figure that out once I'm done with the other two.
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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed May 26, 2010 4:22 pm

Hey, any excuse for a new toy is a good one.

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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by stinkbutt on Wed May 26, 2010 4:27 pm

arduwino wrote:Hey, any excuse for a new toy is a good one.


And this too. Now I get to buy myself two new shiny things instead of one!
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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by neutron spin on Wed May 26, 2010 6:50 pm

oPossum wrote:You can use the Arduino as a programmer


It would be super if Adafruit had a nice ISP shield for sale for the Arduino....OK?....
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Re: $30 I Ain't Ever Gonna See Again...

by stinkbutt on Wed May 26, 2010 11:26 pm

Too late. Already bought the new toy. Somehow the stock of USBTiny's went from in stock to zero to five in the span of a few hours, and I snapped one up while the getting was good.
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