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Offline BubblesTopic starter

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$50 dollar robot programmer
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:14:14 PM »
i have been looking for the programmer for the $50 dollar robot ( hence the title  :P ) but sparkfun only have this one in stock:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=13

is this the same except for the connection into the computer and therefore a replacement for the serial one?

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Re: $50 dollar robot programmer
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 10:35:01 PM »
Yes, it should be, though you might want to compare the two's specifications just to make sure

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Re: $50 dollar robot programmer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 09:37:02 AM »
do you have a parallel port on your computer?! I'm doubting you do . . . ;D

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Re: $50 dollar robot programmer
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 04:35:03 PM »
well i got this other programmer with a diff board and it looks just like that and fits into my scanner port

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Re: $50 dollar robot programmer
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 04:40:04 PM »
New computers don't come with parallel ports, so if you plan to get a new computer this dongle will become useless for you.

I suggest just spending $30 on a MKII programmer as an investment.

But yea, based on what you linked, it will work.

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Description: AVR-PG2B is a programmer based on Atmel's AVR ISP parallel port design. It takes the power supply from target board. The connector is 2x5 pin with 0.1" step and Atmel STKxxx compatible layout.

Dimensions: 50x30 mm (2x1.3") + 20 cm (8") cable
Documents: avr-pg2b.pdf, AVR-PG2 schematic, AVR ICSP connector

Software: FREE PonyProg from Claudio Lanconelli
Supported Devices: Most Atmel AVR microcontrollers - See PonyProg for list

 


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