Building STK500 AVR ISP programmer with USB

A programmer is one of the first things to think of when starting to deal with microcontrollers. Luckily it is not hard to build a fully working programmer almost for any microcontroller as there are tons of open source projects around. So I decided to make an stk500 compatible programmer which is taken from tuxgraphics.com. I chose not to search for the same parts as in original schematics but use what’s on the desk. As a result, I got a mix of through hole and SMD soldered board that works great. Short info about STK500 V2 programmer This programmer is a clone of the original AVR STK500 programmer. It works on all leading platforms including Windows, Linux, BSD, and MacOS X. This is mainly because as USB to serial converter there is an FT232RL chip used with full driver support. Probably main reason to build it is that the programmer…

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