Atmel AVR + Computer Music (was: Re: [PD] teabox [sensors])

Miller Puckette mpuckett at
Mon Aug 15 19:20:12 CEST 2005

Hi Ian,

The CCRMA pages are the best place to start.  They use semi-custom boards
though, and I ended up buying a board from SparkFun instead.  It put me back
$50 including the dongle (to program it from a printer port).

However, I haven't yet taken the time to learn how to program it from gcc;
I just used the compiler and download programs the SparkFun site pointed
to (on Windows).  It only took a day or so to get runnning.

I never found out if the open source downloader is compatible with the
SparkFun dongle, or if gcc is compatible with the SparkFun downloader,
or whatnot.


On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:30:45AM -0400, Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:
> Speaking of sensors and PD and microcontrollers...
> Anyone around here have experience with the Atmel AVR? I've been using a 
> PIC 18F, but have recently discovered that the AVR is supported by gcc, 
> and am eager to leave assembler behind as much as possible. I'd be 
> interested in anyone's general impressions, as well as experiences with 
> interfacing to PD/other music languages. How is the AVR better/worse 
> than PIC?
> Thanks,
> Ian
> Christian Klippel wrote:
> >hi again,
> >
> >to get an overview what kind of sensors exist, you may want to look at the 
> >digikey pages for sensors:
> >
> > (in german)
> >
> > (in english)
> >
> >if you see something of interrest, drop me a note and i will see how it 
> >should be interfaced...
> >
> >greetings,
> >
> >chris
> >
> >
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