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Making a USB Based AVR Programmer

Posted April 22, 2012 by Chris

“Around time when I was beginning to learn about microcontrollers I had exchanged my laptop with a senior at college for his desktop – that’s because the only way I knew how to program an ATMEGA chip was through either a serial port or a parallel port…Over the time I learned about an inexpensive way of making a USB based AVR programmer called USBasp. It’s faster, cheaper and has the convenience of letting you program AVRs from laptops. ”

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