There is more than one way to program an AVR. We have parallel port,
serial port, USB port, and standalone programmer designs that have
all been built and tested. Look here if you find yourself in a pinch.
Information and comparitive data on many ATmega
microcontrollers. There is a
table of parameters on the devices, pinouts of some popular
packages, and a minimal schematic.
ATtiny microcontrollers are bigger than their name suggests. We
have gathered information on the specifications, and use
of the tiny MCUs. There is a parameter table on the
device, pinouts, and a schematic
of a minimal circuit.
An ever expanding list of articles on the practical use of
the 8-bit AVR family of microcontrollers. Many of the designs
are to make development easier, but some are just plain fun.