|TinyAVR Programmer and Arduino Uno with ATtiny85|
As a result, I'm cross-posting to help those interested find the information they are seeking, particularly those of you I may have chatted with during Lucie's Making with Code: Let's Get Physical workshop at Vermont Fest on 6 November.
I've also been asked where to purchase the chips, as well as the method that I prefer when programming the ATtiny85. While I use a TinyAVR programmer for programming circuit sticker microprocessors, I prefer using an Arduino Uno with my ATtiny85's for the following reasons.
1) It's easier to remove the chip without accidentally bending the legs.
2) You can set up a breadboard with LEDs to immediately test the code on your ATtiny85.
3) A lot of people have Arduino boards kicking around (but don't know what to use them for).
Some time early next year I hope to teach another workshop or two geared towards educators and students, as a large number of you expressed disappointment that you were unable to attend the Notebook Hacking session at Vermont Fest.