November 21, 2009 AT 10:00 am

HOW TO – Getting AVR tools working on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

Pt 2329
Reg shows you how to get AVR tools working on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)! He writes -

Building the AVR toolchain by hand also thwarted me somewhere in the building of the avr-binutils package — it doesn’t want to build on my Mac.  As soon as I entered the dependency hell of installing an upgraded gcc to build binutils and that didn’t work either, I got pretty fed up with that line of attack. Finally, I tried installing the AVR toolchain from the Fink project. Success! Here are the steps it took to get it up and running…

You can also use the Arduino as an “In System Programmer using the AVR Mega8“…

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve been using fink to keep my AVR packages up to date for about six years. I highly recommend it to other OS/X hardware hackers. Also use the EDA tools offered by fink (gschem, pcb, and gerbv) even some PIC tools are available. I used to be more active about patching and updating the fink files, but that seems to be all taken care of these days.

    http://screwdecaf.cx/tools.html

  2. There’s also a nice precompiled package called CrossPack (formerly AVR MacPack):

    http://www.obdev.at/products/crosspack/index.html

    A couple of the tools aren’t the absolute most bleeding-edge releases, but they’re not horribly behind the times either.

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