Step 1: Go get stuff
- Shield circuit board (download the source file: 8pinshielf.pcb)
- ATtiny chip
- 8-pin 0.3" socket
- SPST tactile switch
- 10uF 16V electrolytic capacitor
- 5mm LeD
- 220 ohm 1/4 watt resistor
- 6-pin male header
- 8-pin male header
- (x2) 2-pin male header
- (x2) shorting blocks
Step 2: Headers
These headers will plug into the Arduino sockets.
Step 3: Resistor
Make sure to solder this to the top side of the board and not the bottom like the headers.
Step 4: Switch
This is the chip's reset switch.
Step 5: Socket
Make certain that the notch in the socket aligns with the notch on the screen printed footprint.
To be more clear, the notch should be pointing towards the tactile switch and 6-pin male header.
Step 8: LED
Step 9: Capacitor
Carefully align the side of the capacitor without the minus stripe label with the + sign that is labeled on the circuit board. The minus stripe aligns with the hole without the plus sign.
Step 10: Short
You may want to consider removing the shorting block next the LED during programming (and circuit depending). This shorting block basically connects the LED to Digital Pin 0 and is used for testing. If you are using that pin for anything else, you probably want to keep the LED disconnected.
The other shorting block is for connecting the 10uF capacitor between resistor and ground. This capacitor is largely needed when working with the Arduino Uno. Earlier versions may or may not need this capacitor connected while programming the ATtiny.
Step 11: ATtiny
Step 12: Plug it in
Step 13: Program
*Note: You can skip ahead to Step 3 of that Instructable, as the circuit is already built.
Step 14: Get your own
I have no more kits to give away! Thanks to everyone who participated.
I will be sending them as thank you gifts to the next 9 people that post Instructables that meet the following criteria:
- Was posted on or after October 12th, 2011
- Uses an Arduino or ATtiny
- Has 4 or more steps
- Has full original written and photo documentation
Simply post a link to your project in the comment section of this Instructable and I will compile a list of the first 50 people to properly complete a project and respond. All of these people will receive one one of these kits as a thank you gift.