Computing stuff tied to the physical world


In AVR on Nov 23, 2008 at 00:56

Several times now, I had to use an Arduino board to program an ATmega chip via the ICSP socket (to change fuse bytes or to set up / change the bootloader). Which works fine, but at some point the IC socket is probably going to wear out.

So I made this ZIF-socketed board, just for ICSP programming use:


The LED and 16 MHz resonator are not strictly needed, but this way the board also lets me run a test program at full speed and report its status via the LED.