Getting Started with AVR Microcontrollers

This tutorial on Starting AVR 8-bit Development shows what hardware and software is needed to start programming 8-bit AVR microcontrollers in C. The tutorial shows step-by-step how to set up hardware and install software to get your first AVR C program compiled and loaded to a breadboard circuit.

The free Atmel Studio software is used to create the program and the AVRISP mkII programmer is used to load the program to the AVR microcontroller. The tutorial uses the ATtiny2313 microcontroller.