Posts Tagged ‘pickit2’

Lightweight PicKit2 using USB serial LCD backpack

Monday, April 15th, 2013

jeanmarc78 shared his Lightweight PicKit2 using USB serial LCD backpack in the forum: Then i decided to try to use the LCD backpack which has the same microcontroller as the basis for a lightweight PicKit2 programmer. In fact, the LCD Backpack is a quite full PIC18F2550 breakout board with a...

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Use PICKIT2 to program PIC32’s

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Hak8or writes regarding his experiences with pic32prog, a flash programming utility for Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers. For everyone who is still stuck with a PICKIT2, like me, instead of buying a pickit3 we can all use this with a PICKIT2 to program the more high end PIC32's. I am not exactly...

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Another PICkit2 clone

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Arup built a PICkit2 clone, to get it to work, he previously had to build a JDM2 serial port programmer to upload firmware into the PICKIT2 onboard PIC18F2550. I have built Ian's JDM2 programmer and the same PK2clone from same site, but in both cases I used etched boards. I had...

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Sure Electronics PICkit2 clone teardown

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Today we have teardown photos of a Sure Electronics PICkit2 clone PIC programmer, the type commonly sold on eBay. Scopria, who took these pictures, reports that his programmer stopped working after a few months.  He recommends a real Microchip PICkit2 because it's only a couple dollars more. Teardown photos and...

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Microchip PICkit2 teardown

Friday, August 21st, 2009

PICkit2 is a programmer for Microchip PIC microcontrollers. It has limited debugging features and a low-speed serial protocol analyzer. It's really useful for low-volume production programming because it can store firmware and program circuits while not attached to a PC. Buy it at Mouser for about $40, Digi-Key has the...

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  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
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