Build A ByteBlaster: Conclusion

An Overview Of The ByteBlaster
           The ByteBlaster cable filled the need for portable (re)programming of Max & Altera devices. It is a relic in its own right and easy to duplicate with spare & inexpensive parts. It works and can program lower end devices. The cable turned out well as long as you don't tug to hard on any wires =D.

What To Do Now
           It's important to note that the ByteBlaster in itsself is old technology. Newer cables like the ByteBlaster MV & ByteBlaster II have replaced it. Luckily these two types of cables are just as easy to reproduce and requires only a little bit more effort & parts. I advise you to take a look at the ByteBlaster MV tutorial now that you have an understanding of what it requires & what the procedure is.

           This tutorial turned out exactly as I hoped it would. The ByteBlaster is tried and true, no matter how out-dated it is. CPLDs, FPGAs and everything else offer us a unique method of programming & thinking when we need to solve problems & now we can implement our ideas!
           If you have any further questions, I implore you...don't be shy, take a look at the forums or ask a question there. I check them out regularly and love getting comments & questions.