Many thanks for posting the SpokePOV bits that run on (Mountain) Lion! I really didn't want to have to deal with Windows for this one task... :)
However.. All is not well. I'm not sure where the core issue is here, so I'm not really even sure whether this is an issue with SpokePOV or USBTiny or my Mac (named April - I'm not bothering to scrub that out of the logfile snippits below).
SpokePOV is powered on, USBTiny is connected (confirmed that pin1 is pin1 on both ends, and plugged into April. The green light on USBTiny comes on when attempting a connection, but SpokePOV Soft returns the now-familiar error "Failed to communicate with SpokePOV!".
That's a pretty unhelpful message, so I had a look at /var/log/System.log, but it's equally unhelpful:
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Sep 12 14:16:22 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...: 14:16:22 : Debug: Connecting via usb
Sep 12 14:16:22 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...: 14:16:22 : Debug: closed
Sep 12 14:16:24 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...: 14:16:24 : Debug: Found device!
Sep 12 14:16:26 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...: 14:16:26 : Debug: failed 00
Poking around a bit on the forums, I found some hints about using avrdude to talk to USBTiny, but that was another dismal failure:
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april:~ kenkl$ avrdude -c usbtiny -p m8
avrdude: error: no usb support. Please compile again with libusb installed.
avrdude: programmer operation not supported
avrdude done. Thank you.
Of course, avrdude is perfectly fine with uploading sketches to the Ardu's, since they show up as serial devices. USBTiny doesn't.
I'm pretty unclear now whether avrdude's inability to communicate via USB has anything to do with the SpokePOV failure I'm having. I do know that SpokePOV is happy on my bicycle; it correctly displays the sample images that are pre-burned on the EEPROM in the kit.