I will extend this also to other boards.
EvB4.3 v4 board
I bought this board mainly for his peripherals and his great configurability. I figured if I remove the ATmega microcontroller, I will be able to use the peripherals with Microchip microcontrollers. And not the last, for the possibility to migrate to (or simply to learn) AVR microcontrollers. I bought this EVB 4.3 version 4 board from adelaida.ro, a Romanian shop, but now a more advanced board can be acquired even cheaper from another Romanian source for locals, and from here as international client. You get the board along with 10 connection wires and nothing else: no development tools, no examples. But you can download them from the Polish site of the manufacturer. The result? I bricked my ATmega32 microcontroller and I had to give up for a while, using the board as a bank probe for my FreeJALduino boards. Recently I bought an (empty) ATmega644P and I begun to have success in my attempts. So, I will write here for my records and for the others knowledge.
And now, this is the advanced version, EVB 5.1 v5
- The chapter 1 (001) bellow will give you a tutorial about how to prepare your board for Arduino language (in fact, Wiring language), how to burn the bootloader and what tools you use.
- The chapter 2 (002) will give you external libraries, and some more tips, and it contains effective examples as sub-chapters.
- The chapter 3 (003) will teach you how to use Eclipse IDE, ATMEL avr-gcc Toolchain and C language to program any AVR microcontroller. It shows you how to work with Eclipse open-source projects stored on googlecode SVN. Soon it will contain C examples as sub-chapters.