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MH-ET LIVE Tiny88 : an Arduino Compatible development board

by iainhendry71

The MH-ET LIVE Tiny88 is an Attiny88 based micro-controller development board similar to the Arduino Nano, its a little cheaper but due to the to the micro-controller its a bit less powerful.

With the ability to use the Arduino IDE the MH-ET LIVE Tiny88) is a great board to jump into electronics, or perfect for when a other board is to big or to much.

The MH-ET LIVE Tiny88 is shipped fully assembled except for the headers include and easy to solder them by yourself.

Specs:

Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ and upwards (OSX/Win/Linux)
Power via USB or External Source – 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection)
On-board 50 ma 5V Regulator
Built-in USB
26 I/O Pins (2 are used for USB only if your program actively communicates over USB, otherwise you can use all 6 even if you are programming via USB)
8k Flash Memory (about 6k is available after boot-loader)
I2C and SPI
26 PWM (26 pins with Software PWM, only two(D9,10) with hardware PWM )
ADC on 8 pins
Power LED and Test/Status LED

 

Pinout

 

Installation Instructions:

First download the appropriate Arduino package at the Arduino.cc website: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

If using Arduino 1.6.6 or higher and windows – you will need to download and install the drivers manually. Download, unzip and run “Install Drivers” (on 32bit systems) or “DPInst64” (on 64bit systems). The driver files are located here: https://github.com/MHEtLive/MHEtLiveArduino/releases/download/1.0.0/2.0a4.rar

Install or Unzip the Arduino application.

Run the Arduino application.

In the Arduino application go to the “File” menu and select “Preferences”,In the box labeled “Additional Boards Manager URLs” and enter the following: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MHEtLive/arduino-boards-index/master/package_mhetlive_index.json and click OK

Go to the “Tools” menu and then the “Board” sub menu – select “Boards Manager” and then from the type drop down select “Contributed”:

Select the “MH-ET LIVE Boards” package and click the “Install” button.

You’ll see the download progress on the bottom bar of the “Boards Manager” window, when complete it will show “Installed” next to that item on the list.

WINDOWS USERS:

When complete the install with pop up a Driver Install Wizard window, please click “Next” on this Window to install the drivers for MH-ET LIVE Boards (If you already have them installed, this installer will update them and install any that are missing).

With the install complete, close the “Boards Manager” window and select the MH-ET LIVE Boards “MH-ET LIVE Tiny88(16.0Mhz)” from the Tools→Boards menu.

Choose the example that comes with the Arduino IDE: Select the development board as MH-ET LIVE Tiny88 in the toolbar, open the program in File >> Example >> Basic>>Blink, change the port 13 in the program to 0.

Port, compile and download into the MH-ET LIVE Tiny88(16.0Mhz) according to the above method, it can be seen that the onboard LED light flashes according to the frequency specified by the program.

Note:

When downloading the program, do not connect the module first, wait for the prompt to insert the module after compiling, then plug it in and wait for the automatic download to complete.

Parts

MH-Tiny ATTINY88 micro development board 16Mhz

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