I just ordered the components for the USB avr programmer. This is an easy to build project that opens new doors to future projects. I’m going to write in future posts and I’m going to show you picture’s at different stages of building. I’m also going to describe the method’s I used in building it.
USBasp is a USB in-circuit programmer for Atmel AVR controllers. It simply consists of an ATMega48 or an ATMega8 and a couple of passive components. The programmer uses a firmware-only USB driver; no special USB controller is needed. It features compatibility with multiple platforms. Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, No special controllers or smd components are needed, Programming speed is up to 5kBytes/sec. For full specs, schematics and different layouts visit USBasp webpage.