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Attiny : Is it possible to analog read on PB1?

I'm trying to read an analog input on the Attiny85 physical pin 6 (PB1, PWM), but analogRead(PB1) always returns 1023. Is it even possible to use analogRead on this pin? I'm fairly new to this so ...
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How to use a push button & transistor as a kickstarter for power supply?

My goal is to save energy, and I intend to do so by powering a chip with itself, and cut power whenever unnecessary. The best image I can have is of a startled monkey who jumps on the branch, screams ...
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Voltage from batteries in series operating on 3 ATTiny, 3 Buttons, and 3 Piezo buzzers

I intend to power three ATTiny45 chips (each requiring around 3.5V) in parallel with 2 pill batteries (namely Maxwell's CR2032) in series (which would come to around 6V). They will each play a sound ...
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ATtiny85-DHT11-TM1637

I have tried many combinations and I can get the Attiny85 to display on the TM1637 just fine, but I cannot get ant readings from the DTH11, tried different pins, libraries. I upload code via UNO as ...
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After reinstalling Arduino IDE, can't program Attiny with Arduino Uno [solved]

I use Ubuntu 20.04, and recently have reinstalled Arduino IDE. After that, I can't program Attiny85 or 2313 with an Arduino Uno board. Earlier, this setup worked fine for -85 chip. Test 1: upload a ...
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Record data to SD card with ATtiny85

An application of ATtiny with SD card is complicated due to missing of hardware SPI in attiny. The "ATmega" code for creating of a "SD file" is: #include <SPI.h> ...
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Problems with I2C on an Attiny84 [closed]

I am attempting to write an I2C to SPI bridge using an attiny84. The problem that I am running into is that the I2C seems to start and stop working intermittently. Sometimes my interrupt functions ...
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_delay_ms() is much slower than expected (by a factor of 6) on TinyAVR 0/1 (ATTiny1604)

I designed a custom AVR development board using the Atmel ATTiny1604 microcontroller. It belongs to the new Tiny-0 family, due to its recentness, some required changes to relevant toolchains have yet ...
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How do I Upload a Program via Serial Port to an Optiboot_X-Enabled TinyAVR-0/1 Microcontroller using the Command Line?

Background In 2019, Microchip acquired Atmel and released several new AVR microcontrollers, including the Tiny-0 and Tiny-1 Series. On these mircocontrollers, traditional Atmel ICSP programming was ...
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use Nodemcu to program Attiny85

I have a dev board for my attiny85. when connecting it to the computer I get "unknown USB device(device descriptor request failed)" although I have the needed drivers, so I thought of trying ...
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Uploading sketch to ATTiny84 with Nano as “Arduinio as ISP” stopped working

Update 12/11 Working through the answer posted. Upload reset appearance - [Works blinks correctly.] Convince yourself that reset appearance code reliable indicates DTR resets. [Opened the serial ...
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Arduino to AtTiny change of pin interrupt behaviour?

I have a project which, to save on battery, is put to sleep until an interrupt pin is rising from LOW to HIGH. This works well on Arduino Nano, however the translation doesn't on the ATTiny. #include &...
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Measure Vcc on ATtiny13a?

I am trying to figure out if I can measure the Vcc of attiny13a, but the code I use for arduino's and attiny85 does not work. This is where I got the code from. I know that it works by using the 1.1v ...
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Arduino IDE on Attiny45: What kind of power does a chip need?

I have this little AtTiny45 which I'm loading a program with Arduino as ISP. My goal to use this chip along with a op amp, a piezo buzzer and a press button, and have it automatically sleep between ...
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log STK500v2 commands while flashing a Mega

My final goal is to replicate the process with which the PC programs the arduino. I have gone through the commands.h file and made a couple of attempts to get the logic right. But no success at ...
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How to specify a timer's name depending on the chip it will be compiled to?

I need to enable a timer interrupt for a chip, and in the mean time, I am testing the code on Arduino Nano rather than (feed the chip, test the chip)++. So as part of the code I have to TIMSK0 |= (1 &...
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Setup of Arduino Uno as ArduinoISP for programming attiny45

I have an Arduino Uno SMD and an attiny45, which I want to use as a sensor communicating via i2c. For a first step in finding out how to work with the attiny45 I just want to use the attiny as ...
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Burning Digispark bootloader without an Arduino

I've been wondering if there is any method to burn a Micronucleus bootloader into a blank ATtiny85 Digispark using just Windows or a Linux distro, and not needing another Arduino board such as UNO ...
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Digispark green led being the only one to turn on

I was doing some tests with an ATtiny85 Digispark module using Arduino IDE on my Windows PC. I was testing some stuff with the DigiKeyboard library from Digistump. Everything was going fine until ...
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Weird assembly output

I was taking a look at the disassembly for a loop of mine that seemed to be taking too long and I found these assembly instructions that I don't understand. Why does it load 0 into r25 and then do two ...
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ATTiny84 fuses reading as 0

I was programming my ATTiny84 when it randomly stopped being able to be programmed. I have an external 32768 Hz crystal connected to it, and I have been using my Arduino UNO with the ArduinoISP sketch ...
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ATtiny85 - report error “Device reports version as: 2.2”

I've bought ATtiny, from see link. Trying to upload a basic Blink sketch I get this error: Device reports version as: 2.2. 1) Board manager was updated using http://digistump.com/...
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Interrupt every second on ATTiny84 (and sleep the rest)

I'm building a digital watch just like in this post, except I'm using an ATTiny84. However, the ATTiny84 doesn't have an asynchronous Timer2 like the ATMega328 and does not have a power save mode, so ...
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I keep getting this error exit status 1 expected ';' before 'DigiKeyboard'

\ here is my code include "DigiKeyboard.h" void setup() { DigiKeyboard.sendKeyStroke(0); DigiKeyboard.delay(100); DigiKeyboard.sendKeyStroke(MOD_GUI_LEFT); DigiKeyboard.delay(100); ...
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Program ATTiny84 via Roshamglo in Arduino - USB Device does not appear in Linux

I recently bought a Roshamglo from SparkFun. This uses a Virtual USB connection to the ATTiny84. I cannot find the device once it's connect. I installed the board via https://raw.githubusercontent....
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Managing configurations via EEPROM by writing it with the hex file

I've been looking into I2C bootloaders for an ATTINY coprocessor on a board I'm developing, and I ran into a bit of a snag. I have the need to detect what board the main processor's code is running on,...
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Radio receiver: deep sleep when no byte arrives, and wake up when a byte arrives?

This code works to listen for bytes via radio (with a 433 Mhz receiver module) with the Manchester library and Manchester code, and do an action when certain bytes are received: #include "Manchester....
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PCINT0, PCINT1, PCINT2, etc. on ATtiny45/85

According to the datasheet: we could think that, if we want to have a pin change interrupt for 3 pins, we have to create multiple instances: ISR(PCINT0_vect){ ... } ISR(PCINT1_vect){ ... } ...
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How to assign an interrupt to a button press with an ATtiny? (interrupt not fired with my code)

(Here is finally a solution). I'm using the following code on a ATtiny45 to assign an interrupt to a button press (pin #7, PB2, INT0). However the LED doesn't blink when the button is pressed, as if ...
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How to deep sleep ATtiny/ATmega (to run for years with batteries) but still detect a button press?

Question (TL;DR): what is the optimal method to deep sleep (to run an ATtiny45 or ATmega on batteries for 1+ year) but still be able to detect a button press? Is it possible to deep sleep until a ...
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Arduino IDE with ATtiny85 error “multiple definition of `__vector_5”

I am having a problem compiling the code for my ATtiny85 circuit. I am using the timer/counter0 in normal mode so that when it overflows it triggers the TIMER0_OVF_vect ISR. When I have that ISR in ...
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How to use ATtiny pins that are usually 'reserved' for chip programming?

How to program an ATtiny45 to use the pins 1, 5, 6, 7 (i.e. PB5, PB0, PB1, PB2) as input or output? pinMode(5, OUTPUT); pinMode(0, OUTPUT); pinMode(1, INPUT); pinMode(2, INPUT); digitalWrite(5, HIGH);...
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How to unbrick an ATtiny45?

I'm using an Arduino Uno as ISP Programmer to program a standalone ATTiny45 on a breadboard. Usually it works well, but I just uploaded a code like this: void setup() { pinMode(0, OUTPUT); # pin ...
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Having trouble figuring out CTC on Timer 1 with ATTiny85

I'm using Timer1 on the Attiny85 clocked at 1MHz to toggle an LED every 1 second. However, I'm having some issues regarding prescaler and OSC value selection. I'm using this formula, which I found in ...
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Arduino IDE won't use selected port

I'm trying to program an ATtiny85, using an AVRISP mkII programmer (this one: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IYNAXUC/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_VXOWDb3H3N5ND) with the Arduino IDE (version 1.8.10 on Ubuntu ...
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Use std::list in Arduino programming

When trying to compile #include <list> std::list<byte> l = { 7, 5, 16, 8 }; in the Arduino IDE (with ATtinyCore for ATtiny4313), I get this message: error: list: No such file or ...
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Sending multi-byte data over I2C between different processors

I have been attempting to read data from an ATTINY84 via an ESP8266. Both are programmed via the Arduino IDE, though as PlatformIO is a proxy for that, I'm not certain what version of the ATTINY core ...
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Attiny85 Watchdog fires only once

I build something like a flashlamp with different modi. From the hardware site it's quite simmilar to the Nanjg105c. There is a Attiny85 which generates a PWM signal to an AMC7135. I have one push ...
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Current mouse pointer position with Digispark attiny85

I am trying DigiMouse library for attiny85 Digispark board. It allows to emulate the mouse quite well. However, I also need to know the current cursor position. Is there a way to get it?
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How to control the power of attiny13a via pin change interrupt?

I'm trying controll the power of attity13a and turn off/turn on the led. I'm going to goals: After to click on the button0 led will blicking 5 second nad then the attiny13a going to sleep. After to ...
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Attiny ADC at voltages less than 5v

So, this is peculiar. I am using an ATTINY84 chip as an i2c ADC converter (there are reasons why I'm using this rather than a dedicated chip, but that's not really relevant), and I've noticed that I ...
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How do I set up an ATTiny861A-PU for flashing with Arduino Uno?

I have found instructions for 8 pin Tiny but none for my 20 pin. How do I set this chip up on the breadboard for bootloading with Arduino?
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How can I adapt this code for the ATTiny85?

So I set up an Arduino circuit that while a button was pressed, a sound effect would play and an LED would activate until I stopped pressing the button. Since I didn't use a micro sd card module, I ...
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Increasing speed of Vl6180x Sensors

I have 5x vl6180x pololu ToF sensors. I have managed to hook up all of the sensors to the arduino via I2C by making each sensor startup at different times and when they do, changing their addresses, ...
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How can I make FastLED set every 2 LEDs to the same color?

I'm controlling an WS2812 LED strip in which every 2 leds is controlled together - they are setup as "eyes" in a prop. I'm looking to control hundreds of these, so in an effort to save RAM I'd like ...
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Which pins are represented by these constants from ABR library?

The following code comes from AtTiny serial library that I want to use: #include <avr/io.h> #include <avr/interrupt.h> #include <util/delay.h> // change these to use another pin #...
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AtTiny analog read always 1023

I am trying to replicate Low power LED firefly project. So what I'm trying to do is to do an analog read from a LED, to detect light. To simplify it a bit, I am using different pins and different leds ...
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Digispark Micro (ATTINY85) not working on Macbook Pro 2016

I just bought 2 Digispark Micro to start learning some Arduino things. But when I try to upload the code to my Digispark, it just send me an "Device search timed out" error. My Digispark is plugged ...
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Digispark ATtiny 85 - not recognised as HID device

I am trying to create auto-username-writer with Digispark ATtiny 85. I have a pretty simple sketch: #include <DigiKeyboard.h> void setup() { } void loop() { DigiKeyboard....
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Can I program an ATtiny87 with Arduino

I have a project, and I want to use an ATtiny167(ATtiny87), I know that an Arduino can progam ATtiny84 (84/44/24), ATtiny85 (85/45/25), and ATtiny2313 (4313). but I don't know if it can program an ...

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