Setup Digispark with Arduino IDE

In this tutorial/walk-through we will look at how to get started with using the Digispark ATtiny85 break out board with the Arduino IDE.

First thing we need to do is to add the board type to the Arduino IDe as by default the IDE does not include the definitions for the Digispark. To do this we first open up the Arduino IDE, then click on “File” – “Preferences” from the top menu. Where it has “Additional Boards Manager URLs” click on the icon next to the text entry box . This will open up a multi line text entry box.

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Blinky – Digital IO tutorial

Normally when you start to use a new programing language the first thing that people will often do is write a simple little program called “Hello World”. In basic programming language this would simply be PRINT “Hello World” however the Arduino has no included display unless we connect one. So it is often convenient to upload a digital IO (input/outout) equivalent of the Hello World and this is where we come to our blinky program.

Before we start I will quickly explain that a digital IO is marked on the Arduino Uno/Nano as D0 to D13, however as D0 and D1 are used for serial transmissions TX and RX it is best to not use those pins in a digital IO project. When LOW the pin will be 0 volts and when high will be 5 volts. The other special pin that concerns us is pin 13 which is connected to the internal LED. Which brings us to a quick explanation of an LED.

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Tutorial 1B: Install Arduino IDE in windows 10

Gday project-teers and welcome to my first tutorial, which covers installing the Arduino IDE required to program the Arduino and clone boards easily. I will be covering the use of the IDE in a lot more detail in further projects and tutorials.

The first thing we need to do is to download the IDE. So head over to http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and download the IDE software from the “Download the Arduino IDE” section. Note there are 2 versions, one that can be used online and we will use the offline version which will need installing.

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Tutorial 1: Install Arduino IDE in Windows 7

Gday project-teers and welcome to my first tutorial, which covers installing the Arduino IDE required to program the Arduino and clone boards easily. I will be covering the use of the IDE in a lot more detail in further projects and tutorials.

The first thing we need to do is to download the IDE. So head over to http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and download the IDE software from the “Download the Arduino IDE” section. Note there are 2 versions, one that can be used online and we will use the offline version which will need installing.

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