Probably this programmer cable can be found on every AVR fan website. It is straightforward and easy to build. You need a few passive components that can be packed inside LPT connector. From my perspective, I wouldn’t recommend using this one programmer if you are more serious in microcontroller projects, because it has poor computer port protection. It connects directly to LPT port without precautions. I recommend using a similar ISP circuit with buffer IC between LPT and target board.
But let’s don’t pretend like we are brilliant. The whole beauty is in its simplicity. This thing does its job perfectly as long as the target board power supply is OK.
Note for those who are thinking what is this thing for… I answer – this is an in Circuit programmer adapter for AVR microcontrollers that can be used to program MCU’s without removing them from the board. This is an especially important feature if you are using SMD parts where you cannot use any sockets to place your IC. [build one]