It's been a long time I'm looking for an intuitive system to program atmel microcontroller on a mac.
I found many things but don't know which actually works, and which i need ( both hardware and software are a bit misleading for a newbie like me)
I work on a powerbook G4 with MacOs10.5, no serial port ofc. Notice i live in Belgium (Europe) which lead to low robotics presence ( means : few help, few components dealer, even fewer place where i can meet someone to ask my questions)
I find this webpage : http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~mseeman/resources/macmicro.html
which seems to give me all i need. Problem is : I'm not English native speaker so perhaps don't understand all it says. Second is it seems to be a little bit outdated. Will it work with leopard or not?
Let's check if i have understood all it says :
I need to dl avr-gcc and install it. then i need to install Xcode ( already done as I'm learning the basics of C). Then i have to dl binutils, gcc and avr-libc.
Then i have to compile those files. That's where I'm stuck : i believe i have to do so in the terminal but i don't understand what it does.
Well, when i got all those files, where do i find which does what? I believe i have to write my code in Xcode, but then
how to compile them in avr-langage?
Then is the hardware questions : what works the best and the easiest to do/find : serial programmer + usb-serial adapter or an usb programmer. I also read the UART tutorial but i did it quite fast so i didn't catch all. Can this protocol be used to program my micro on a mac directly? think i remember have read that i need to program my micro before being able to use UART.
Well, first ty for all those who have read my pity English so far, and for reading those perhaps newbish questions. And ty for all your responses.