Using the myAVR “mySmartUSB light” under Linux in the Arduino IDE
I recently bought a handful of Arduino Nano clones, just in order to learn that for a price of 4€ per CPU it is not granted that there is a bootloader on the ATmega328P. Hence I needed an “in-system-programmer” to be able to install the bootloader. I found the “mySmartUSB light” from myAVR at Conrad for a reasonable price.
The device works in principle on Linux with avrdude, given that you have a driver for the “CP210x USB to UART Bridge” already installed. To make it also work in the Arduino IDE, you just have to add the following lines to the file
This adds a new entry to the “Programmer” submenu for the ISP device.