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 I went through countless tutorials online that were old and outdated.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.
NOTE: With the recent update of the Arduino IDE I can't figure out how to get the boards to show up in the list. I'm sure it's easy and I'll figure it out in a bit. For now you are still going to have to use the old version of arduino for programming any ATtiny chips.
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 series is to find tutorials online that are old, outdated, or nonworking and make a new tutorial that I have tested and used myself.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.
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.