This is a five-part microcontroller tutorial series that I wrote for my blog to show what it takes to build a microcontroller circuit from scratch.
Throughout the tutorial, I will show you the steps you need to take to build your very own microcontroller circuit. You will then be able to use this circuit to build a blinking lamp, a robot, an automatic cat-feeder or whatever idea you want to build.
My goal was to make a circuit that was as simple as possible, and which required no external programmers or debuggers. A circuit could just plug it into a USB port on your computer and program it.
I did not plan it out in any way. I just built it while writing about the process.
In the first part of the microcontroller tutorial, you’ll start by learning what a microcontroller is, in very simple terms. I wanted to get everyone on board, before diving into making the circuit.
Click the button below to download the tutorial Building A Microcontroller Board From Scratch.