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Old 09-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
That's the problem with the rbbb, gotta think about the programmer since it isn't built in. Well I have the "p4" pictured above, but it is serial port. There is a USB cable too but it is like $25. I actually use an iDuino as a usb programmer these days($18) but with a homemade adapter to utilize the p4 pinout for my existing creations.
SparkFun has roughly the same USB adapter (made by them) for a few bucks less here.
But SparkFun is kind of slow sometimes -- still waiting for it to arrive.
I need to build that darn ICSP cable myself, and a board to put ATMegas into.

EDIT: Got my SparkFun adapter today, and it is TINY! It's a perfect size match for the RBBB. My only concern is that it has +3.3v marked as the input where RBBB says it's connected to +5v...

EDIT #2: Looks like SparkFun's adapter isn't a direct match -- it won't supply +5v like the FTDI cable I don't know why they didn't hook up +5v like FTDI (and what's more worrying is that they don't mention the difference!)

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