[sdiy] Beginners guide to ATMEL programming?

Jim Patchell patchell at cox.net
Mon Nov 17 01:41:38 CET 2008


I can second WinAVR.  Besides being free...it is also a very good 
compiler.  You don't gain a whole lot (if any) by paying for a compiler.

-Jim

Tim Ressel wrote:
> Julian,
> 
> Step one, get a compiler. I like WinAVR for it's freeness. Then search the web for other people's code. You can learn a lot just by seeing how someone else did it. The two hardest subsections to figure out are timers and uarts. Check out AVR Freaks: http://www.avrfreaks.net/
> They have oodles of experts who love to help.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> --TR
> 
> --- On Sun, 11/16/08, Julian <julian at port23.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> From: Julian <julian at port23.co.uk>
>> Subject: [sdiy] Beginners guide to ATMEL programming?
>> To: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
>> Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008, 12:17 PM
>> Learning how to program ATMEL devices is somthing that ive
>> been wanting to get to for some time, however, im not so
>> sure where to 
>> start.
>>
>> I know there's going to be a lot of information about,
>> but i thought it best to ask here, as then ill specifically
>> get answers from 
>> the knowledge pool of interest : )
>>
>> I have no background in C at all, however can often
>> 'get the job done' (all be it not elegantly) with
>> perl (so i have a very basic 
>> understanding of such things, but nothing in-depth)
>>
>> I have an atmel SK500 programmer / dev board about, but
>> have used it for nothing other than writing other peoples
>> .hex files to 
>> micros before.
>>
>> I have plenty of audio related ideas, but think it would be
>> far better to start with simpler midi / trigger devices?
>>
>> Anyway, anyone got any pointers / advice on where to start?
>>
>> Thank you, Julian
>>  
>>
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