ATTINY85 High-Voltage Flash programmer @ td0g.ca: The Atmel ATTINY85 is a great chip (cheap, easy to use, supported in the Arduino IDE). Unfortunately it only has 5 IO pins, which limits its usability. There are guides on using a High-Voltage Programmer (HVP) to change the Reset pin into an IO pin. However, that prevents you […]
Facelesstech posted a tiny breathalyzer project, that is available on GitHub: A breathalyzer built around a ATtiny85 using a MQ-3 alcohol sensor displayed on a 4×7 segment display powered by a power bank. I 3d printed the body that slots over a power bank. More details on Facelesstech blog. Check out the video after the […]
tinyPulsePPG, an ATTiny85 Pulse Oximeter with Photoplethysmogram (PPG) display by Jeff Magee: This project implemented on an ATTiny85 displays a moving Photoplethysmogram together with pulse rate and estimates of SpO2 – blood oxygen percentage. It uses an SSD1306 128×32 OLED display and a Max30102 sensor. It is emphasised that this should not be used for […]
Scott M. Baker writes: I made some wireless sensors, using BME280 temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors, together with SYN115 transmitter modules. I used these to verify the storage of vacuum sealed “PrintDry” 3D filament storage containers. See the full post on his Scott M. Baker blog. Check out the video after the break.
Here’s a great write-up on building a phase-locked inverter from mitxela.com: The input is at 50Hz and the output is at 60Hz. So for every 5 input cycles, we want to generate 6 output cycles. We will be synthesizing a sine wave in software, and there’s no reason not to go with a conventional lookup […]
Johnson Davies built a tiny thermocouple thermometer based on an ATtiny85 measuring boiling water: This project describes a thermocouple thermometer, capable of measuring temperatures up to +1350°C, using just an ATtiny85 and an OLED display. More details on Technoblogy.
Facelesstech published a new build: So you are using a bare attiny85 in your next project but don’t have room for the programming header, What do you do? I came up with the idea of using pogo pins layed out on A PCB so that they will sit on top of the Attiny85 legs. I […]
Attiny wearable project from Facelesstech: It’s a foundation for a wearable platform. It’s a Nato watch strap threaded through a PCB with a coin cell battery holder between the PCB and the strap. I’m using a Attiny85 this time around but could be used for most chips/dev boards. This is a proof of concept to […]
Facelesstech published a new build: So when I was into using just a atmega328 dip chip I make a programmer header for it that also had a crystal and the capacitors need to make it function. I wanted to do the same for the attiny85. As you know you have to use a ISP programmer […]
Zoltán Gomori documented his lightronome build: I got a request, to design and build an electronic metronome. You can find several on the market, but the problem it is ether producing voice or the classical mechanical metronome. The requirement here was a visual effect. To be precise four LEDs for 4/4 beat. It is required for drumming […]
Dr. Scott M. Baker published a new build: The original reason for this project is that I wanted to build a standalone RC2014 with keyboard and display. There is an official RC2014 serial keyboard, but I find it a little inconvenient for my big fingers and poor eyesight. I have plenty of old PS/2 keyboards […]
Lembke writes: I like the ATtiny85. It is small, comes in a solder friendly DIP 8 case, has 8k Flash + 512 Bytes Ram, 5 to 6 IO pins at 8 MHz with no external parts. But developement is a pain: no serial (ok, it is possible but needs ports) and debugWire is even more […]
Larry blogged about his DIY AVR ATTiny85 programmer and development board: Starting from upper left is the 6-pin AVR programming header. I chose it because it has +5 and GND as well as the programming signals and can power the board. Next a red LED to show power to the board. Upper right is an LED […]
nqtronix wrote this instructable detailing the build of his Arduino Decision ‘Box’ BE (Breadboard edition): Pleace notice: This project neither contains a box nor any Arduino* code. I stuck with this name because this project is a modifictaion of Victor8o5’s “Arduino decision box 2.0 (Attiny85)” posted three days ago. I liked the way it looks and works, […]
A followup to the constant current driver for a high power LED post, Elmars writes: If anybody is interesed, I have posed a follow up to this original post with a simple PWM LED driver, adding an ATtiny85 mCU. The post includes schematic, board layout and code for the ATtiny85. I hav tested the circuit up […]
cpldcpu writes: Recently, Olimex anncounced the Olimexino 85s, claimed to be the “World’s smallest Arduino ever“. Now, that looks like a challenge. I guess it is about time to show off what has been on my desk since some time last year: The Nanite, pictured below. I designed this board for fun after the Digispark […]
Wardy posted his simple weather forecast display: Found a much better use for the 2049 board – a simple, cheap weather forecast display… This picture shows an Electric Imp device delivering a 4×4 pixel image to the 2049 board from a server on the west coast of the USA… The 4×4 pixel image itself is simply […]
Shady994 shared his first PCB an ATTiny85 breakout board in the project log forum: I (badly!) soldered up my first PCB, an ATTiny85 programming/breakout board. It also has a header so I can connect it to my Bus Pirate, which I’ve been using as a programmer.
Nodcah made this Instructables detailing the build of his DIY fingerprint scanning garage door opener: As a person without a car, I don’t need to carry keys around everywhere I go. Because of this, I’ve been locked out of my own house several times. It’s a pain to wait for someone with a key, so I thought I […]
Vishalapr made this Instructables detailing the build of his DIY POV Display based on ATtiny85: The first time I saw a POV (Persistence Of Vision) display was on a show called FAQ on TV. The POV display consisted of an oscillating shaft with 6 LED’s mounted on the end of the shaft. Since then I have always wanted to make […]