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Pololu ISP programmer driver file
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:02:31 PM »
I recently bought the Pololu ISP programmer . . .

Pololu requires you to download 165mb exe file of 'other stuff' - just to install the 3mb driver. :-X

So I've extracted the driver and uploaded here for anyone who wants it:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/pololu_usb_avr_programmer.exe

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Re: Pololu ISP programmer driver file
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 09:09:38 PM »
I have one too. FWIW you can just plug it into a linux system and use it. You only need Windows if you want to change the configuration, but I never have.

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Re: Pololu ISP programmer driver file
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 02:57:31 PM »
Oops, sorry about that!  We very recently created that large bundle to make it easier for people to download and install everything they will need to get started working with AVRs using our programmer, including development software, but apparently we neglected to keep the drivers around as a separately available download.  You can now also download the Windows drivers and programmer software installer as a 3MB exe from the resources tab of the product page:

http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1300/resources

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Re: Pololu ISP programmer driver file
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 03:08:07 PM »
Thanks bens. What software did you use to bundle everything? (I think it's a good idea for beginners to get started)

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Re: Pololu ISP programmer driver file
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 04:22:45 PM »
We used to have links to Atmel's site for downloading AVR studio, sourceforge for downloading WinAVR, an AVR library zip file, and a driver/programmer software zip file, all of which isn't so friendly for someone getting started.  And on top of this, Atmel came out with a beta version of AVR Studio 5 that didn't support AVRISP programmers, which cause further problems and confusion for our customers.

We used NSIS to make the bundle.

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