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The TinyLoadr Shield is being discontinued. But don't fear, because I've got something even better - the TinyLoadr AVR Programmer, a standalone AVR programmer (meaning no Arduino required) with a ZIF socket on board. And best of all, it's the same price as the shield!
The TinyLoadr Shield allows you to program ATtiny and ATmega microcontrollers using your Arduino. Instead of pulling out the breadboard and wiring everything up every time you want to (re)program a microcontroller, you can just use this shield! It features a ZIF socket so inserting / removing the microcontrollers is a breeze. It also requires no additional software; everything is done through the Arduino IDE or avrdude.**
The shield is available as both an unassembled kit or an assembled shield. Just choose which one you would like when you are checking out. Assembled boards will take one extra business day to ship on top of any other stated shipping time (so that I can assemble them), and will still require the buyer to solder the female headers.
Not only is it easy on the eyes, but it's easy to use! Load up your Arduino with the ArduinoISP sketch (included in the Arduino IDE - File > Examples > ArduinoISP), pop the shield on, and you're ready to go!
This shield was designed for the Arduino Uno, but is also pin-compatible with the Arduino Duemilanove. The shield is not compatible with the Arduino Leonardo / Mega / Due / Yún at this time. As for the microcontrollers, you can program the following Atmel microcontrollers with the shield.**
ATmega microcontrollers can use either their internal clocks, or the included 16MHz external crystal if you program them with this shield. ATtiny microcontrollers will have to use their internal clocks.
This kit is also completely open source! Want to print/etch your own boards, or just see how it's all put together? No problem. The project files are available on Github!
If you've got any questions, comments, suggestions, or just general feedback about the shield, please feel free to contact me. Your feedback helps me make better products!
The ArduinoISP Deluxe Shield is now the TinyLoadr Shield! Same great shield, just with a new name. You can read more about the name change on my blog. Functionally, it's the same thing. The only thing that has changed is the name on the silkscreen.
Interested in selling the TinyLoadr Shield in your shop? Bulk discounts are available! Contact me for details!
All orders will be shipped by Canada Post. Please read my return policy for information on insured vs uninsured shipping options. If you do not see an insured shipping option at checkout and would like it, then please contact me. The delivery time estimates can be found here. Note that these are not a guarantee.
I know that waiting for packages sucks, so all orders will ship as soon as possible! (Within 1 business day unless otherwise noted. Orders made before 7:00 AM EST will be shipped the same day! (except for assembled shields)) Note that orders made on the weekend or on Canadian public holidays (both national and Ontario holidays) will not ship until the next business day as per Canada Post Delivery Standards.
** Please note that you may require additional hardware libraries for ATtiny microcontrollers if you have not already installed them. You can get the most popular libraries/cores from the arduino-tiny Google Code page.
* The included female headers are 1x 10-pin, 2x 8-pin, and 1x 6-pin.
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