Free PCB Sunday: Bus Pirate PIC/AVR programming adapter

Posted on Sunday, January 24th, 2010 in Free PCBs by Ian

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. PCBs by Seeed Studio.

This is a PIC and AVR high-voltage programming adapter for the Bus Pirate (through-hole version). It has a 5pin PIC-ICSP header and a 6pin AVR-ISP header. It also includes a small 13volt boost-converter power supply. A 13volt VPP supply is required to program PIC 12/16/18F microcontrollers, and clear the RESET fuse in AVRs.

We’re giving away two PCBs this week. Ideally these would go to someone who can help with Bus Pirate high-voltage programming support in AVRDude, or the Bus Pirate port of USBPICPROG. Just ask for one in the comments.

Some stuff:

  • Yes, we’ll mail it anywhere in the world!
  • Be sure to use a real e-mail in the address field so we can contact you for shipping info.
  • First come, first serve. If we can’t contact the first commenters we move down the list, so you could consider making a request even if it looks like all the PCBs are gone.
  • Limit one PCB per address per month.
  • Like everything else on this site, PCBs are offered without warranty.

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27 Responses to “Free PCB Sunday: Bus Pirate PIC/AVR programming adapter”

  1. haley says:

    i would like one please

  2. Morten says:

    I would like one also.

  3. robots says:

    I want one :) please

  4. maxf says:

    I’d like to get one, too

  5. robots says:

    Me would like one too :)

  6. Gav Reid says:

    I could find a good home for one too.

  7. Gav Reid says:

    Actually Ian, where can i buy one of these? it’s exacly what I need for an upcoming project and would save me a fair whack in time to just use your design.

  8. George says:

    Me me me me :)

  9. Boseji says:


    I too would like to have one of them.

    Warm Regards,

  10. Julius says:

    Are there still one left?

  11. Vilmantas says:

    one please

  12. darn-net says:


  13. Tom says:

    Yes, Please I want one too

  14. Mork says:

    Count me in :D

  15. The Ideanator says:

    are there any left?

  16. Wolle says:

    Yes, please I want one

  17. moody says:

    Could I have one, please?

  18. kurt says:

    yes yes … me too
    Thank You

  19. Tius says:

    Yes, Please I want one too

  20. Morten says:


    What components are needed for this PCB?

    Best regards

  21. Rubi says:

    I would like one.

  22. Conner says:

    I would like one too, please. This could be very useful for AVR development.

  23. charudatt says:

    I would like one , if its not too late. regards

  24. Adrian Sarli says:

    I know it’s really late, but it would be great to get one of these. Is there any way to buy them?

  25. Steve Bennett says:

    Hey, did anyone ever do a high-voltage programming mode for AVRdude+BusPirate?
    I just messed up the fuses on a bunch of ATtinys, and I’m too much of a cheapskate to just put them in the bin…

  26. AlxDroidDev says:

    do you have any of those left? I know this is a really old post, but I think it is worth giving it a try. Thanks.

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