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How to Program ATtiny2313 (Mac) (Current and Updated!!!)

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Howdy folks!

When I first got my ATtiny2313 it took me the better part of 4 hours to finally get it programmed. I went through countless tutorials online that were old and outdated. I was never able to get the correct files from one website. I had to combine the files from several websites before I was finally able to program my ATtiny.


The goal of my (Current and Updated!!!) series is to find tutorials online that are old, outdated, or nonworking and make a new tutorial that I have tested and used myself.
My first i'ble in this series is how to use IR remotes to control your Arduino.
I will keep updating my i'bles in this series to work with new Arduino boards, IDEs and the like.

Now I've never tested this process on a windows but I know that it works on a mac. It should be the same for windows, just delete any mac content in the zip.

 
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Step 1: Download the Files

First you need to download the boards information for the Arduino IDE. This file will need to be downloaded in order to program a ATtiny2313. http://www.mediafire.com/download/ju012s124w4gbl2/tiny.zip

Once you have downloaded that you will need to extract the 'tiny' folder to your Arduino hardware folder. Now if you don't know where that is or if you don't have it here are the steps.

  • Go to your Arduino documents. This is where all the sketches are saved (by default).
  • For mac users it's Macintosh HD>Users>username>documents>Arduino.
  • Create a new folder and name it "hardware", just like that. Into this folder you will put the 'tiny' folder that you downloaded.
  • For PC users Program Files(x86)=>Arduino=>hardware. Copy the 'tiny' folder into it and restart the Arduino IDE.Delete the extra mac content.
baecker0315 days ago

works great, for clarifications sake... it's sometimes easy to get mixed up between digital pin 7 and the hardware 1-20 "7". before chucking it in frustration, digital pin 7 is actually pin 9, just for people like me who make easy mistakes :)

bobby1345 months ago
Thanks a ton for this i was about to lose it before where I was on all of these confusing sites for this board