how to buy appropriate products

by jjiimm on Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:25 pm

I cannot make sufficient sense of the product descriptions to have confidence in ordering. I want to be able to use my Linux laptop to create software for ATmega328 and ATtiny mcu products. I do not want to program with Arduino software tools.

I want to use avr-gcc and avrdude and program in the C programming language at first. I hope to find some appropriate assembly language tool kit and write assembly language programs for either mcu.

My initial problem is to identify that hardware to purchase:
* some kind of programmer-burner that I attach to my laptop via USB
* a solderless breadboard type of kit with an ATmega328 mcu
* a solderless breadboard type of kit with an ATtiny mcu

I hope someone can specify which of the AdaFruit products I can purchase.
Hopefully, with thanks,
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Re: how to buy appropriate products

by CVBruce on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:04 pm

Hi jjiimm,

Is there a particular reason you don't want to go the Arduino route? Arduino uses avr-gcc and avrdude under the covers. Also giving you a shopping list of parts, is going to present you a pretty steep learning curve on how to put everything together and get it working. Arduino has already done that for you. For example, you don't have to figure out how to get a program into your mcu, because they have already installed a loader.

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