PlatoBoard software available for beta testing
The Plato Board is an Arduino-environment compatible development board for the ATTiny series of microcontrollers from Atmel. These are the younger siblings of the ATMega328 used in the Volksduino; they’re nearly as powerful, but much less expensive. In fact, most of the Arduino example code will run on $2.50 ATTiny chip with only a few little tweaks here and there. What would you do with a $2 chip that can replace an Arduino?
Part of those tweaks involve porting the software libraries Arduino uses over to the ATTiny. We’ve been working on that: if you already have a USBTinyISP, you can get started: just clone the PlatoBoard Wiring port on github, drop it into yourArduino/hardware/ directory, and you should see the PlatoBoard in the boards drop-down.
Feel free to download that, wire up an ATTiny, and get going! We’d love any feedback you might have, and patches to improve the functionality would be great!