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Offline jonwil

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Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:12:33 am »
Are there any shops in Brisbane or SE QLD (e.g. Gold Coast) that have microcontrollers (e.g. ATMEL) or dev boards like Arduino?
Or any online shops in Australia that don't charge a fortune for shipping? (and dont take weeks to get here)
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 11:37:02 am »
There's a few Jaycar stores on the Gold Coast.
Altronics in Virginia (north side of Brisbane)
RS and element14 have free overnight delivery if you order more than $50 worth. RS have free delivery however if you don't order much they might slow it down a bit.
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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 01:19:23 pm »
I will be giving Jaycar and Altronics a look, one of those will probably have what I need I hope.
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 09:18:05 pm »
Managed to find the ATTiny85 I need from Altronics in Virgina so that's covered.
Now I just need to figure out how to actually program the thing without spending $30 or more on an Arduino from Jaycar/Altronics or ordering something online (which means high shipping costs and/or long shipping times that means I dont get in time to be ready for the LEGO train display at the train show in 2 weeks)
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 10:17:16 pm »
Managed to find the ATTiny85 I need from Altronics in Virgina so that's covered.
Now I just need to figure out how to actually program the thing without spending $30 or more on an Arduino from Jaycar/Altronics or ordering something online (which means high shipping costs and/or long shipping times that means I dont get in time to be ready for the LEGO train display at the train show in 2 weeks)

https://www.jaycar.com.au/isp-programmer-for-arduino-and-avr/p/XC4627

Where is the train show?

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 10:45:32 pm »
The show is on the Gold Coast (and the project I am working on with the ATTiny85 is a set of accurate-to-the-real-thing XXXX lights for the top of my XXXX Brewery model).
As for that programmer, it doesn't seem like it can be used to program an ATTiny85 so that doesn't help.
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 11:06:59 pm »
The show is on the Gold Coast (and the project I am working on with the ATTiny85 is a set of accurate-to-the-real-thing XXXX lights for the top of my XXXX Brewery model).
As for that programmer, it doesn't seem like it can be used to program an ATTiny85 so that doesn't help.

Yes it can. You can use AVRdude, or treat it like an Arduino.
See https://arduinoexamples.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/usbasp-gravacao-do-bootloader-burning-bootloader-attiny85/
[scroll down a bit for English]

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 11:58:25 pm »
If you need it now you don't seem to have much choice to see what you can get overnight delivery and pay the price.

It is a long shot nowdays, but if you can find an old PC that has a parallel port you can build a DAPA cable. This is supported by avrdude.
https://avrfornoobs.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/14/
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 08:31:08 am »
Yes it can. You can use AVRdude, or treat it like an Arduino.
See https://arduinoexamples.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/usbasp-gravacao-do-bootloader-burning-bootloader-attiny85/
[scroll down a bit for English]
Thanks, looks like that will do the job then, will pick one up next time I am near a Jaycar.
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 09:19:40 pm »
You can program an ATTiny85 with a USBasp programmer.  You can pick them up cheaply from eBay (you'd probably find some AU sellers offering fairly quick postage) or other online electronics stores like Core Electronics, TronixLabs, Little Bird Electronics etc
 

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Re: Electronics (Microcontroller) shops in Brisbane/SE QLD?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 02:06:03 pm »
The controller linked earlier from Jaycar (the one I bought the other day) is a USBasp clone (uses the USBasp drivers and the USBasp setting in the Arduino IDE). Works great too for programming ATTiny85.
 


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