Arduino, Hardware

Sparkfun ProtoShield ATtiny85 programmer

A quick search for an ATtiny85 programmer will yield a variety of ATtiny85 programmers. Some slick, some that don’t work, and a variety of other possibilities. After downloading some Eagle board files for one of them and after ordering and soldering the necessary components myself, they didn’t work. It was either my soldering, the PCB manufacturer, or the boards themselves were defective. I was about to order another design I found until I realized I had all I needed on hand.

Sure, you could do it this way, but wiring that up every time is less efficient and crazy if you have to do it more than once. Continue reading