Here’s a follow up on the PIC programming adapter from SURE we posted a few weeks ago. mizch mentioned that SURE’s shipping can add 30-40% to the final price, and suggested browsing eBay to see real prices. We found it on eBay for $9.99 with free shipping, and ordered it on June 28. The board shipped June 30, and arrived July 8 in a familiar Seeed-style box.
The board is good quality. It has acrylic plates on the top and bottom, the circuit board is in the middle. We’d use this style of case on a future project.
The top layer of acrylic is cut away to access the ZIF sockets and quick release levers. The cuts are too small for us to get to the levers so we removed the top plate by unscrewing it.