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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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Ghetto AVR Programmer

Getting started with AVR microcontrollers on the cheap By Elliot Williams

Microcontrollers are so cheap these days. If only there were a way to program them up just as cheaply….

In this Instructable, find out how to build up a complete AVR microcontroller toolchain: compiler, programmer software, programmer hardware, and some simple demos to get your feet wet. From there, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to world domination with the help of servo-based 4-legged walkers: www.instructables.com/id/EYLB2BCA9BEUGCWIZL.

Note: I’ve gone USB! www.instructables.com/id/EDRQZ56F5LD8KDX is a better picture of what I’m using now, and is a real improvement because it will work with computers that don’t have parallel ports. That said, ...

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