Digital Tachometer First Project in 4 parts: 1 the project, 2 what I have done so far, 4 what I need, 3 who I am.
1. I want to build a digital tachometer using an ATmega328P as per the C program and circuitry in atmel AN8103 as a starting point.
2. I have purchased an Arduino Uno to use as a programmer (would an AVR-ISP-MKII be better?). Read the quick start tutorial on this forum. Read a ton of material on programming chips. Spent most of the week on the Internet. Seemed like a simple project at first, but now getting more complicated.
3. I need advice on development software for a MacBook Pro with a Windows VM. (And some coaching on how to use it!)
4. I was a computer tech, and then a systems analyst, on large scale computers in the ‘80s. Worked as a technical writer in an R&D department where the company developed oil well devices in my last job. I am now retired and make jewelry for a hobby using a Sherline lathe and CNC mill (hence the interest in a tachometer).
Any help would be appreciated.