Allllllllllright dudes and dudets. Here is whats up, we're going to make attiny and arduino bestest of friends.
If you have ever worked with capacitive switches you know how much it makes you want to smash your face into a wall...Now imagine you have no way to monitor output, well that is what I was running into. Problem is you can never know what the output is with stock settings of an attiny. So my solution comes from the good boys/gals of MIT. However, It's not super clear on their walkthroughs so I thought I would provide a more in depth explanation.
Step 1: w-w-w-wire it up
Lets set up a little basic “hello world” type example. Wire your arduino like the following:
1. Make sure you connect a 220Ω resistor between pin 2 and Tx(transmit) input of arduino. Resistors aren't directional so it doesn't matter which way you insert it.
2. Now put a 10uF capacitor between ground and reset with negative going to ground and positive to reset
If you do not do this, you could damage your board/attiny or make the universe implode. (refer to pictures above). SO SERIOUSLY, IF YOU MAKE THE UNIVERSE IMPLODE I WILL FIND YOU IN A PARALLEL DIMENSION AND PUSH YOU IN TO A DEEP PUDDLE OF WATER, AND YOU WILL HAVE TO WALK HOME WITH WET SOCKS.