How To: Make an LED blink with an AVR microcontroller

Make an LED blink with an AVR microcontroller

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to make an LED blink with an AVR microcontroller.

So you've heard about the DIGG button and P.O.V. toys, and maybe even LCD drivers. What drives them? How do they work? Why should you care? On this episode of Systm, we tackle that very question as Patrick and Dave take a look at AVR microcontrollers. What should be simple becomes an overly complicated project that only a super NASA engineer would even think of handling if the world's fate was hanging in the balance and Bruce Willis was our only hope. So sit back and enjoy the ride as we make an LED blink on and off.

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. After you start with AVR programming you will never stop. It's kinda like smoking or drinking, except without the crippling effects of cancer, or crashing into the side of a grade school. So Let's get started with the parallel port wiring.

Check out the simple image to follow while building your programmer.

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