what’s this about?

I’ve recently gotten into hobby projects using the AVR line of microcontrolers made by Atmel.  I had dealt in the past with the BS2 (Basic Stamp 2) microcontroller but finally decided to make the switch due to the extremely slow clock speed.

I don’t use windows.

I use Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” which you should know, is a fairly poplar Linux distribution.  I have been staying away from Atmel’s AVR Studio software because it cannot be run on Linux.  So, here are some of my experiences getting into AVR microcontrollers in a linux environment.