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.