Arduino and the USBTinyISP

I’ve been monkeying around with different ways of uploading the sketches and bootloaders to ATmega chips and one of those ways is with the USBTinyISP which I picked up for about $10 on eBay. Even though once my bootloader was installed I never really needed to use the ISP programmer on my Arduino again I […]

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Burning the Arduino Bootloader with an AVR STK500 Development Board

I recently discovered that we had an old AVR STK500 development board lying around at work and when I had some free time I decided to play with it and see if I could use it to burn the Arduino Bootloader onto some old ATmega168 chips we had lying around. I was somewhat overwhelmed by […]

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Burning the Arduino Bootloader with the AVR Dragon

The AVR Dragon is a little more of an expensive route to go if you’re looking to burn Arduino Bootloaders. They can ring in around $50 per unit, though they do come in a beautiful red box with a dragon painted on it. The USBTinyISP is about $10, for comparison, and will get the job […]

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