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    AVR programmer

    Im not sure if this should go in hardware or software, but oh well.
    I was wondering if the USBtinyISP 2.0 is a good AVR programmer to get. I have just been using arduinos up till this point, but I would like to start using the AVR by itself. I am not totally sure about everything so any advice would be appriciated.

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    Seth

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    Hello Seth,

    I am not familiar with the USBtinyISP 2.0 so I can't give you recommendations on it.

    I personally use the AVR USB programmer made by Pololu. I'm biased, because I work at Pololu, but you should look to see if it is a good option for you.

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    Re: AVR programmer

    I have the USBTinyISP. It works out of the box with the later versions of AVRDude and the Arduino IDE. It's been working great for me.
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    Re: AVR programmer

    I'm a huge fan of the Pololu one. (I have 3 of them... since they are just USB->serial devices as opposed to crazy USB devices like the official AVRISPV2, they rock, especially under linux)

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    Re: AVR programmer

    I do like the look of that one better. Plus it doesn't cost as much. I think I will go with the pololu one.

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    Re: AVR programmer

    I have the STK500, and it's great because it will program, prototype, and debug ANY AVR device. It's also pure RS232 serial which I think is beautiful.

    The downside is that it's so crazy complex that I need a manual in one hand and jumpers in the other, and an hour to set it up every time I use it...
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    Re: AVR programmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenalynn View Post
    I have the STK500, and it's great because it will program, prototype, and debug ANY AVR device. It's also pure RS232 serial which I think is beautiful.

    The downside is that it's so crazy complex that I need a manual in one hand and jumpers in the other, and an hour to set it up every time I use it...
    I have one too... but the only time I ever pull out the STK500 is when I brick an AVR by setting the clock source wrong... if you're careful with the fuse bits, or don't mind tossing a $3 chip from time to time... you can easily get by without an STK500. Especially if you are still mainly using pre-designed AVR boards...

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