Introduction: Getting Started With ButtonDuino

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So you got your self a ButtonDuino and you want to find out how to get started. ButtonDuino is basically a tiny Arduino that uses an Atmel Attiny85 microcontroller as the heart of the development kit. Check this step-by-step tutorial on using the shrunken Arduino. 

Step 1: Download and Install the Drivers

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1. Download Drivers and Arduino files from Dropbox. All the files you need are there. Navigate to the ButtonDuinoWindowsDriver Folder that you downloaded and double click on Install Driver.exe

ButtonDuino Files

Step 2: Installing the Drivers

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2. Install Drivers, grab a coffee and then click finish.
3. Restart your PC.

Step 3: Time to Program ButtonDuino

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4. Open Arduino IDE 1.04 and Open Blink Sketch
5. Change pin 13 to pin 1
6. Under Tools>>Board Select Digispark (Tiny Core)
7. Under Tools>>Programmer Select Digispark
8. Press Upload Sketch (Make sure ButtonDuino is not connected)
9. Connect the ButtonDuino when instructed by the IDE.

Step 4: Voilà!

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Your ButtonDuino is now Programmed. Plug it into your ButtonDuino into your breadboard and try implement  some creative projects.  If you need some ideas then check out the following links:

WikiSite and

Find out also how you can link ButtonDuino to LabVIEW. 

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dan3008 (author)2014-03-23

Wish I'd seen this sooner...
I'd just made my own boards that would have been so much better set out like this... ah well, Nice project :)

rgehan (author)2014-03-13

I didn't know that kind of little boards. It seems useful for little projects.

P.S: The title of you step 4 is wrong, it means "raped" in french ;)

buttonduino (author)rgehan2014-03-14

Hi rgehan, thanks for the comment and tip, I shall change it asap :). Yeah Buttonduinos purpose it to be small and cost effective, that you can leave in any project. It will be launching on Indiegogo towards the end of this month.

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