Drjeseuss built a PicKit2 clone: After completing the build, I programmed the PIC18F2550 with the PicKit2 firmware using a JDM pin wiggler. I connected to the PicKit2 Clone using both the MPLab IDE, and the dedicated PicKit2 application. Both connected to the unit properly. I loaded up the bootloader hex for the BPv4.0c. I then […]
Thefickletinkerer ported the through hole design of MCU Hobby’s PICkit2 into a SMD venison. The PCB is just 5cmx5cm which means it comes within the $10/10pcs PCB service from Seeed Studio. The heart of this programmer is no other than the PIC18F2550. I’ve kept the silkscreen to a minimum, only labelling the header pins and […]
After populating his free PICqueño32 board with the microcontroller, Schazamp wanted to program it to check if his soldering was OK. Unfortunately he didn’t have a PIC programer, so he decided to build his own. He built a PICKIT2 clone, but that programer also uses a PIC uC. He had to build the simple JDM2 […]
Felixls and Suky designed a PICKIT2 clone (machine translation) that works with both 3.3v and 5v devices. Using a 3.3v voltage regulator they have access to both the 5V USB and a 3.3V power supply. Simply by moving a jumper you can chose which supply will power the board and PIC. Via the forum.