Step 5: Burning USBtinyISP firmware to an attiny2313

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The USBTinyISP is a great programmer from LadyAda thats really cheap - 22$.
I had a spare attiny2313 and some parts so i decided to make one myself. If you don't have any experience in making PCB i advice you buy the kit cause it's higher quality than you can make yourself :). At least buy the PCB if you want to build one. You can get it from Adafruit.

Connect the ATtiny2313
In the last picture you can see the attiny2313 with the pins used for ISP in red. The picture is from LadyAda avr tutorial.

Burning the firmware:

Unpack the USBTinyISP firmware.

Go to the spi dir and run
$ avrdude -p pt2313 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -c avrisp -b 19200
to check if everything is ok with the chip.

Now set the fuses:
$ avrdude -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -c avrisp -b 19200 -pt2313 -U hfuse:w:0xdf:m -U lfuse:w:0xef:m

Now you should attach the 12mhz external oscillator to the chip.

And burn the firmware:
$ avrdude -B 1 -pt2313 -U flash:w:main.hex -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -c avrisp -b 19200

Voila. Your attiny2313 has the USBTinyISP firmware.

KarolisL3 years ago

can you help me?
PC doesnt see my programmer. Everything is ok with wiring. I think i did something bad with firmware burning.

As i understood i should insert hex from spi folder only or I should compile makefiles in 1 hex from all folder?

Can u upload hex which you used?
Hi kabturek, I'm a little confused on this part. I'm not quite sure through what you're sending the commands to upload firmware onto the ATTINY2313. Are you using the Arduino as an AVR programmer to upload the firmware or are you using a USBTinyISP that you bought to upload it? And after this, don't you still need the hardware support files to upload an Arduino sketch onto the ATTINY2313? Help on this section would be much appreciated.