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After few unexpected delays, (global chip shortage, huh?) this first batch is finally on it's way to the first backers of the campaign. Please do not forget to double check your shipping address in your account, so Santa will have all the right chimney numbers. Read the full update.
While waiting for funds transfer, I took some time to review the remaining issues with both the Flasher and Kits. I decided what needed to be fixed, and what is not really important but may cause delays. As the result of that work, 2 more PCB revisions have come to light, with a few extra features added. Though it involved some difficulties, the first batch consisting of 60 Flashers and 15 Kits have been sent to production and should get back to me within a month. Fingers crossed, they should reach their first happy customers not long after. Read the full update.
This update describes my ongoing efforts to add UPDI support to ATtiny Flasher, my recent deliberations regarding the possibility of an MCU upgrade, my pre-production test results, and the campaign's new funding goal...which has already been reached! More details below. Read the full update.
We've hit some milestones in the development of the firmware, including adding high-voltage programming support. Read the full update.
While I'm still working on adding high-voltage flashing support to the latest firmware revision, I wanted to share how everyone can benefit from the open source nature of the ATtiny Flasher firmware. This update includes a description (and a video!) of the firmware-update process. Read the full update.
This update covers the inspiration for and history of ATtiny Flasher Read the full update.
Have you ever felt like you use only a fraction of your Arduino's capabilities? I feel that way all the time. So why not just start working with a bare ATtiny85 in the first place? For me, the answer has always been that doing so was just...terribly inconvenient. But it doesn't have to be! ATtiny Flasher is a tool that I built so that I could develop ATtiny-based projects in much the same way that I would if I were using a "grown-up" Arduino. That means having access to my favorite IDE, familiar libraries, and of course serial debugging capability. Read the full update.