#include <avr/io.h>
#include <stdlib.h>  //for itoa
#define F_CPU 16000000UL
#include <util/delay.h>
#define BAUDRATE 9600
#define BAUD_PRESCALLER (((F_CPU / (BAUDRATE * 16UL))) - 1)

uint16_t adc_value;            //Variable used to store the value read from the ADC
char buffer[5];                //Output of the itoa function
uint8_t i=0;                    //Variable for the for() loop

void adc_init(void);            //Function to initialize/configure the ADC
uint16_t read_adc(uint8_t channel);    //Function to read an arbitrary analogic channel/pin
void USART_init(void);            //Function to initialize and configure the USART/serial
void USART_send( unsigned char data);    //Function that sends a char over the serial port
void USART_putstring(char* StringPtr);    //Function that sends a string over the serial port

int main(void){
adc_init();        //Setup the ADC
USART_init();        //Setup the USART

for(;;){        //Our infinite loop
 USART_putstring("Reading channel A0");
 USART_putstring(" : ");         //Just to keep things pretty
 adc_value = read_adc(0);        //Read one ADC channel
 itoa(adc_value, buffer, 10);    //Convert the read value to an ascii string
 /*char *  itoa ( int value, char * str, int base );*/
 USART_putstring(buffer);        //Send the converted value to the terminal
 USART_putstring("  ");          //Some more formatting
 _delay_ms(100);                 //You can tweak this value to have slower
                                         //or faster readings or for max speed remove this line

 USART_send('\n');                //This two lines are to tell to the terminal to change line

return 0;

void adc_init(void){
 ADCSRA |= ((1<<ADPS2)|(1<<ADPS1)|(1<<ADPS0));    //16Mhz/128 = 125Khz the ADC reference clock
 ADMUX |= (1<<REFS0);                //Voltage reference from Avcc (5v)
 ADCSRA |= (1<<ADEN);                //Turn on ADC
 ADCSRA |= (1<<ADSC);                //Do an initial conversion because this one is the slowest
                                              //and to ensure that everything is up and running

uint16_t read_adc(uint8_t channel){
 ADMUX &= 0xF0;                    //Clear the older channel that was read
 ADMUX |= channel;                //Defines the new ADC channel to be read
 ADCSRA |= (1<<ADSC);                //Starts a new conversion
 while(ADCSRA & (1<<ADSC));            //Wait until the conversion is done
 return ADCW;                    //Returns the ADC value of the chosen channel

void USART_init(void){
 UBRR0H = (uint8_t)(BAUD_PRESCALLER>>8);
 UCSR0B = (1<<RXEN0)|(1<<TXEN0);
 UCSR0C = (3<<UCSZ00);

void USART_send( unsigned char data){

 while(!(UCSR0A & (1<<UDRE0)));
 UDR0 = data;

void USART_putstring(char* StringPtr){

while(*StringPtr != 0x00){