We didn't start small. We started TINY.
Free Radical Labs loves the ATtiny45/85 family of microcontrollers for a number of reasons. The first of which is that their low cost means you can play with them and you won't be set back too many dollars if you shock it or even better - release it's magic smoke. Free Radical Labs is proud to offer a variety of breakout boards for the ATtiny45/85 that allow you to the flexibility to control small projects as well as the ability to not worry about the cost of leaving the microcontroller in the project. We also offer an Arduino-compatible mini-shield kit which allow you to program your ATtiny without the hassle of jumper wires or having to use a stand-alone programmer.