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Upload code to AVRs using Raspberry Pi with the SparkFun Pi AVR Programmer HAT

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Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is this useful Raspberry Pi AVR Programmer HAT from SparkFun. Originally designed by SparkFun for inhouse use, it is perfect for uploading code to AVR boards in bulk or just easily one-off. 

SparkFun Pi AVR Programmer HAT from Tronixlabs Australia

The HAT works perfectly with AVRdude on the Pi - and contains LED status indicators, a touch pad to start the process, and the lead shown above with the small breakout board to connect directly to ICSP pins on the target board. 

What a great idea! To learn more and order, please visit the SparkFun Pi AVR Programmer HAT product page. And to keep up with news, specials and more from Tronixlabs, please follow us on facebook or twitter.

Easily flash 28-pin AVRs with the new Freetronics Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) Breakout

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NEW PRODUCT - SparkFun SAMD21 Dev Breakout

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NEW PRODUCT - SparkFun SAMD21 Mini Breakout

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia  is the latest SparkFun SAMD21 Mini Breakout board. This offers an easy way to harness the 32-bit microcontroller as used in the Arduino M0 Pro via a compact breakout board that can fit almost anywhere: However the size doesn't mean you miss out - The SparkFun SAMD21 Mini Breakout has been equipped with a [...]

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Make an AVR-powered Pythagoras Clock

We love clock projects, and the latest example below by Julian Richardson is not only original but also somewhat educational - the Pythagoras clock. The display is based around the fact that a Pythagorean triangle can be made up from three sides that are 3, 4 and 5 units long. Taking advantage of the factorisation of numbers [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - XSP - Arduino and AVR Programmer

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the useful new XSP Arduino and AVR programmer from DFrobot. The XSP is much more than your typical USBasp: ... as it supports dual voltages, can operate in FTDI mode, work with XBee and much more. We love that it has automatic short-circuit protection and you don't need any drivers [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - eClip - AVR FTDI Programming Fixture

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NEW PRODUCT - Adafruit METRO 328 with Headers - ATmega328

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is Adafruit's next foray into AVR  Arduino-compatible boards - the new Adafruit METRO: The  Adafruit METRO is fully compatible with the Arduino Uno R3-sized boards, with some interesting features that can make life easier for various uses, such as: Use of micro USB socket and surface-mount microcontroller - which helps to reduce the [...]

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