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usbasp

Allows you to use USBasp on windows 8
Are you having problems installing usbasp drivers on windows 8 ? This walkthrough will guide you to installing those drivers :) Actually the main problem is that … Read more

ubuntu & atmega

So my pickit2 kept failing, even with only pic in circiut. FinallyI got fed up of pics and windows. I deleted windows, moved to ubuntu, took out mu usbasp and atmega88. Tried to get pickit analyser (like computer oscilloscope) working on linux but it seems impossible, so I have to use windows computer for that. I also found out that linux + pic programming = big no no.

 

Homemade PCB

I bought myself a new pc recently and as for most new pcs it was lacking either a parallel port or a serial port.  As i was using the parallel port to program my robot i had to find a usb programmer that i could use.  I use atmel chips and i found a circuit design for the USBasp programmer, which consists of another atmel chip that converts the usb data into data that can be used to program my robot.  I thought that this would be a good opportunity to try and build my own pcb.  I got some info from http://www.fullnet.com/~tomg/gooteepc