On Tinkerlog, Alexander Weber has a short tutorial on the software toolchain and hardware (a USB programmer) required to get an AVR programming environment up and running on a Mac (in his case, the MacBook).

Programming AVR with a MacBook – Link


  • Arduino AVR In System Programmer (ISP) – Link
  • Getting started with 8 bit AVR microcontrollers – Link
  • AVR Tutor – Link