One of the things I tell my students is that it is GOOD to ask questions. And when you don’t know the answer to one posed to you, it is OK to say “I don’t know.”
On that note, I have been scratching my head over formulating a proper response to David’s question and thought “why don’t I ask our readers?” You all give great feedback and I am sure that there is someone out there that can help. If you think you have an answer, post in the comments section, and I will compile a response based on the feedback we receive!
What is the best path if you want to progress from Arduino to bare AVRs? There seems to be a range of toolchains of varying currency around so google requires a lot of digging to find if what you have is actually current. Ditto some ICSPs seem to have no windows 7 support which can be a trap if that’s your OS of choice. Another way to word the question would be ‘what is the easiest way to work with AVRs while still being able to use things like the internal oscilator and timer interupts’?
Thanks everyone and I look forward to your responses!
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