thanks smash! i just wntd that answer!
see, i'd joined a workshop on the atmega 8535, and the prof teaching us said that for serial programming , a max232 is a must but for parallel programming it isnt required.
but in the 50$ bot, he has nt used the 232 ...he's just given miso,mosi ,sck, and vcc and gnd to the isp cable and taken the cable to the serial port. so 1)what is the concept behind not using 232 in this case?
bcoz im just following the 50$ bot blindly,(using the tiny2313 though) in my circuit i have done the same thing and now im getting totally confused about what type of programming im doing!!
2) my cable has to be 10pin to serial port cable right?