This is a simple SOIC chip programming clip (machine translation) made from a PCI socket. It looks like it works with loose chips, as well as chips already in circuit. Some nifty toolcrafting! Thanks Sjaak! Via Hack a Day.
The current version of AVRDude (v5.8) is incompatible with Bus Pirate firmware v5.0-v5.9. Later today we’ll release a Bus Pirate firmware that restores compatibility with v5.8. A more permanent fix is available though. Tim updated AVRDude to be compatible with all Bus Pirate firmwares, and take advantage of some new commands to increase the programming […]
Today we’re giving away an assembled Bus Pirate high-voltage programming adapter. It has a 5pin PIC programming header, a 6pin AVR programming header, and a small 13volt boost-converter power supply. A 13volt supply is needed to program PIC 12/16/18F microcontrollers, and clear the RESET fuse in AVRs. It’s doesn’t do much right now though, because […]
Via Hack a Day comes word of a USB PIC-based STK500 AVR programmer. The really interesting part of this project, to us, is the stk500.c source that handles the programming interface. It should be potable to the Bus Pirate as a separate firmware, or as a mode in the existing firmware. AVRDude already supports the […]