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Author Topic: can i use Mini AVR Programmer-USBASP to program atmega8 avr?  (Read 487 times)

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Offline mean_machineTopic starter

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can i use Mini AVR Programmer-USBASP to program atmega8 avr?
« on: September 27, 2013, 06:36:37 AM »
hi I am building the 50$ robot but confused which programmer to use. does the above metined programmer support atmega8 avr and if it does, does it require pony prog please help 

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Re: can i use Mini AVR Programmer-USBASP to program atmega8 avr?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 06:52:50 AM »
does the above metined programmer support atmega8
Yes. Or to be precise, it supports any chip that in turn supports In Series Programming.

does it require pony prog
Any hardware programmer (like Mini AVR Programmer-USBASP) requires software (like PonyProg) that communicates with it from PC side. So, yes, You do need it (or any other compatible software).

If You are just following a tutorial, then use software You are told to use to make things less troublesome, however if, at some point, You want to start writing Your own code, You might want to switch to something like Atmel Studio tool-chain.
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Re: can i use Mini AVR Programmer-USBASP to program atmega8 avr?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 12:02:49 AM »
thanks a lot for your time and advice. it helped me save some bucks ;D

 


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