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QUTy Development Board

QUTy is a development board based on the Microchip ATtiny1626 AVR microcontroller. It is designed specifically to teach microcontroller programming in the course CAB202 Microprocessors and Digital Systems.

QUTy development board


For further detail, please refer to the QUTy-V01 schematic.

Development environment

Development for the QUTy is supported via PlatformIO. We recommend using the PlatformIO IDE for VSCode which is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.


  1. Install Visual Studio Code
  2. Install the PlatformIO extension for VSCode. PlatformIO installation
  3. If you do not already have a Git client installed on your system, install Git. For the Windows installer version, the default pre-selected installation options are appropriate and can be left unchanged.

  4. Install the QUTy platform via:

     PlatformIO Home > Platforms > Advanced Installation >

    QUTy platform installation

  5. Create a PlatformIO project and configure the QUTy platform in the platformio.ini file:

     platform = quty
     board = QUTy

    OR, open an example project (see below).


Depending on your system, you may need to download and install the Silicon Labs CP210x Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers in order to be able to programme the QUTy, or use the serial monitor feature.


A number of example projects are available as part of the platform. These can be accessed via:

PlatformIO Home > Platforms > QUTy > Examples


QUTy is designed and maintained by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), based in Brisbane Australia. Please direct enquiries to

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