Tag Archives: Attiny13a

Setup Arduino IDE to program Attiny 13/44/45/84/85

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This post explains how to install the popular Arduino IDE (v1.6) on your computer and configure it so you can program Attiny micro controllers. Install Arduino IDE First, download the IDE from this location: Arduino IDE download site. Once it is downloaded, you can run the program. What you downloaded is the application, not an installer, so simply move that… Read more »

Plant Watering Indicator (Part 2)

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In part 1 of that post, I showed the PCB design for that project and how I produced it. This design relies on an Attiny13a: You will see that the following code is not done using regular Arduino functions. I used the registers directly instead. The reason for that is that you have only 1KB of space to store the… Read more »

Plant Watering Indicator (Part 1)

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If you are like me, you never think about watering your plants.  Well, you think about it but only when they look very bad because they didn’t had water for weeks…  🙂 I thought it would be fun to create a small prototype that would tell me when my plants need water.  Here it the final result:     The… Read more »