ATtiny85 – Wield the power of the mighty ATtiny through Arduino in 8 simple steps

In this post I will show how to connect and program the ATtiny85 using the Arduino Uno and Arduino IDE. The ATtiny85 is small but packs a serious punch. If the project-scope allows, it is a good alternative to its bigger sibling ATmega328p. Obviously it does not have as many pins and lacks the 16 bit timer but in many cases it can be more than enough.

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