Category Archives: atmega

Setting fuse-bits on Atmel Atmega8 AVR

The second thing most people do when they start programming microcontrollers is to try and use an external crystal as a clock source. And many beginners start by setting the wrong fuse bits, so that the AVR expects an external … Continue reading

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Installing avrdude on a Gentoo box

This post describes how to install avrdude on Gentoo Linux. Avrdude is software to "burn" a program on a microcontroller. I am using a MyAVR programmer board that is connected to the parallel port. I started out by following the … Continue reading

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