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MacabreRob
07-09-2013, 01:18 PM
Anyone have a good recommendation for a brand/type of PIC programmer, used for the PIC16F688 chips used in Renards? I've been interested in this for a while and ventured out on ebay, but don't want to be crap, if I can avoid it.

Thanks

LabRat
07-09-2013, 01:44 PM
PICKIT 2 or PICKIT 3... the workhorses of PIC programmers.

Be wary of the exceedingly cheap versions (I won't say "knock offs" as it's an open design), but there was some comment about the quality of the manufacturing of the real cheapo's.

Or.. look at the offerings from some of our member/vendors... (same prices.. for what I *think* are the same product)

Radiant Holidays (no picture) : http://radiant-holidays.com/radiant_holidays/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=173
or
DIYLedExpress.com: http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=32&products_id=194&zenid=508fb080add769dd3ef928963bb56122

Wayne J
07-09-2013, 02:07 PM
The one that Todd has at DIYLEDExpress is the same one I did a group buy on recently (http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?24888-Inexpensive-PIC-Programmer-Group-Buy-(CLOSED)). There are quite a few of them out there with members, so support should be good (if you need it).

MartinMueller2003
07-09-2013, 06:23 PM
PICKIT 2 or PICKIT 3... the workhorses of PIC programmers.

Be wary of the exceedingly cheap versions (I won't say "knock offs" as it's an open design), but there was some comment about the quality of the manufacturing of the real cheapo's.

Or.. look at the offerings from some of our member/vendors... (same prices.. for what I *think* are the same product)

Radiant Holidays (no picture) : http://radiant-holidays.com/radiant_holidays/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=173
or
DIYLedExpress.com: http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=32&products_id=194&zenid=508fb080add769dd3ef928963bb56122

I purchased the PICKIT3 from Microchip. Works fine has reasonable tools, good support for a wide range of devices. Cost about $50 but the reliability is worth it.