Step 12: Plug it in

Plug the programming shield into the Arduino such that the labels on the shield align with corresponding pins on the board.
<p>i will buy right now if it will program 8-pin 16-bit i think 93c56 </p>
<p>Here is an alternative for this You can program ATtiny13/15/25/45/85 with these shield also. I found one here its very cheap and easy no jumpers and breadboard needed.<br>http://tiny.cc/bg86ox</p>
Here is my approach with both led and cap having jumpers
<p>I think your PCB is too short. You need 20 holes across. Not 19</p>
That's awesome! Did it work? I'm thinking of doing the same.
<p>1st of all a very nice instructable and a cool board.</p><p>Unfortunately I can't buy the kit so I'm trying to make the kit myself.</p><p>I have no problem with connecting the pins, thanks to your PCB layout. but for using the led and capacitor (2 jumpers) and also the reset switch, correct me if I'm wrong, all they do is to ground the corresponding pin, right? cause on your PCB layout the other side of jumpers and push button are not connected to anywhere, so i figured they need to connect to ground. If this is true the ground pin next to 5v on Arduino is OK?</p><p>Thanks again for your helpful instructable.</p>
Hi what distances is needed between the pins in the headers?
What do you mean? The actual part spacing? Whatever standard header pins are. It is also the same as most DIP pack ICs.
where do you get your pcb's manufactured ? everywhere i have tried seems outlandishly expensive . i have noticed that small kits for sale are pretty cheap <br>but when i try to get a pcb manufactured (3&quot; x 4&quot;) it costs like 300 bucks. any help would be great, thanks.
I was wondering what software I should use toopen this file for pcb etching?
Express PCB
What are some examples of projects that use this board? and When with they be back in stock for purchase?
You can use this board to program the ATtiny chips. These chips are smaller than ATmega328 which is used by Arduino. This chip uses less power but does not have as many pins. So if you have a small project that will use only a few pins you can use this shield to program the ATtiny chip.
Okay,... I don't have a small project.... that is what I'm asking for some examples of. Sorry if the question was unclear. I am looking for examples of &quot;small projects&quot; that use this ATtiny chip. <br> <br>In other words, if I buy this kit and solder it together and put it on my arduino and load it up with some code; Where can I find some examples of fun code to use? <br> <br>Thanks, <br> <br>DZ
@dznodes Something like this: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Watering-your-plants-with-a-microcontroller/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Watering-your-plants-with-a-microcontroller/</a>
Yes! Thank you. That is what I was looking for. Is there anywhere on the web that has a collection of projects like this one? Projects written specifically for the 8-pin ATtiny microcrontroller?
you may want to check the 'hack-a-day' website or see if there is anything appealing here: <a href="http://https://www.google.com/search?q=attiny+projects&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=RIR&rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lEO1T92mNs_t-gbEhuiKDg&ved=0CIcBELAE&biw=1680&bih=857" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.google.com/search?q=attiny+projects&amp;hl=en&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=RIR&amp;rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&amp;prmd=imvns&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=lEO1T92mNs_t-gbEhuiKDg&amp;ved=0CIcBELAE&amp;biw=1680&amp;bih=857</a>
Is there a kit available for purchase?
<a href="http://store.instructables.com/products/8-pin-programming-shield">http://store.instructables.com/products/8-pin-programming-shield</a>
When will there be more of these kits available?
If you've got any kits left here is my instructable posted in December:<br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Charlieplexed-Christmas-Tree/<br><br>thanks.
If the offer is still valid then here is my project:<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensing-LEDs/" rel="nofollow">Light Sensing LEDs</a>
Here's my Arduino project: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-an-Obstacle-Avoiding-Arduino-Robot/<br>Nice Instructable btw!
Here is my link, hope it makes the list! By the way Awesome shield and already have a project in mind for an ATtiny!<br> <br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Pumpkins-Arduino/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Pumpkins-Arduino/</a>
Added to the list.
Awesome!! Thanks!
I'm not sure how I missed this Instructable, but this shield would have been a huge time saver when I made this with an ATtiny85V:<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-LED-Heart/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-LED-Heart/</a><br> <br> I don't suppose this qualifies me for one of these kits? (:
Thanks for posting and added.
Wow this is really cool. I want one :) Here is my link:<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashlight-tag/<br><br>PS I think that I've made the same shield, but yours looks so much better.
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Hi!<br> That shield looks pretty awsome!<br> <br> Here's my instructable:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Fish-Feeder/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Fish-Feeder/</a><br> <br> I hope you like it!<br>
Thanks for posting. Added to the list.
Maybe got one last one? ;)<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Flickering-LED-star/
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Here's my Instructable. It is very original and has never been tested on the ATTiny45/85.<br> It shows how to connect a character LCD to the ATTiny via a shift register, and how to generally program an ATTiny45/85 with an Arduino.<br> Here's the link:<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny4585-LCD-display-control-with-a-shift-regis/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/ATTiny4585-LCD-display-control-with-a-shift-regis/</a>.<br> By the way, I really love this project.<br> It is WAY easier programming chips your way than using a breadboard.<br> Keep up the good work :)
Thanks for sharing. Adding you to the list.
Hope I make the list :)
Wow, my Instructable was featured on the homepage!
2 Thumbs up!
Got any of those ATtiny shields left?<br><br>If not, no worries, i'll make one as my next project. <br>But it would be nice if you saved me the work!<br><br><br>Here's my instructable. 16 digit display and an ATtiny85<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-contained-16-Digit-display-Arduino-Attiny/
Yes I do. Will add you to the list.
Here is my instructable. I made a ATtiny shield with a few components and a pcb. It also explains how to program the ATtiny.<br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-and-use-the-arduino-as-an-Isp-for-an-A/<br><br>Your project is really nice :)<br>Tobias<br>
Cool. Thanks for sharing. Will add you to the list.
I hope you still have some.
I can't believe I made it to the homepage :) So happy!
anyone can share the layout in *.pdf format?<br><br>canot open the *.pcb anda extract the layout in pdf... :(<br><br>thank you!
The only way I could use the file was to download ExpressPCB. It is free to use. Once the program is installed, download the file and save it as( what ever name you want ). Then right click on the file and select &quot;run with&quot; then search for espressPCB and click open. Now it should open just as Randofo designed it.
The TinyShield available from Flytron (it's a colaboration between Flytron and me) is doing exactly this and more. See: http://flytron.com/open-source-hardwares/162-tinyshield-all-in-one-avr-programmer-shield-for-arduino.html
Can you share the pcb layout or the schematic in a more open format? I dont have a windows-pc/mac or mac, but i'd like to make it. Thanks!
Appearently the link is wrong, and the file should be able to read with CadSoft Eagle. This is freeware and also works on *nix

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