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Offline dakiddk4Topic starter

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programmer for $50 robot
« on: October 23, 2010, 06:27:24 PM »
i was ordering my parts online and came across this programmer and was wondering if it would be a good one to buy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/JTAG-AVR-USB-Emulator-Programmer-Debugg-W-Buffer-Chip-/250714930630?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5fc63dc6

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Re: programmer for $50 robot
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 08:43:09 PM »
That's a great buy for the official programmer. You should jump on it.

Just as a guide, you have some other options too. If you have a serial port or parallel port then you can construct your own: Just search up PonyProg and look at the schematics. There is a $7.50 Serial ISP Kit here: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=26

But really I would go with your link, much more reliable, I'm just stingey and built it myself. :D

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Re: programmer for $50 robot
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 12:18:52 AM »
JTAG Programmer is for AVR microcontrollers with JTAG port support, the Atmega8, Atmega168 or Atmega328 are not JTAG support, so it can't program using this programmer.

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Re: programmer for $50 robot
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 12:46:02 AM »
thanks macdad- i definitely will.....and billhowl i didnt know there was a difference theres another one up there from Atmel not sure if this is the right one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160494333235&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Re: programmer for $50 robot
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 04:12:18 AM »
This is USBasp USB in-circuit programmer
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USBasp is a USB in-circuit programmer for Atmel AVR controllers. It simply consists of an ATMega48 or an ATMega8 and a couple of passive components.


http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/
It support AVRDude and not AVR Studio, I think it okey if you don't want to pay a bit more for AVRISP mkII In-System Programmer.


 


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