Developers, programmers and hobbyists searching for a standalone AVR Programmer may be interested in a new piece of hardware called the Program-O-Tron created by Ewan Fisher base in the United Kingdom. The Program-O-Tron has been designed to provide users with an SD card based AVR Programmer at an affordable price. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its design and features.
Created to reduce the time involved in programming the small piece of hardware reduces the steps required to program the chip down to simply inserting the microcontroller, pressing a single button, wait, remove microcontroller and repeat.
“Here at proto-pic HQ we make kits, lots of kits, and that means lots of AVR programming. We found this a tedious task and wanted a solution to make the whole thing quick and easy. No more did we want to have to use AVRDude or Arduino as ISP to program a few hundred ATtiny85s with a bootloader.”
The Program-O-Tron as available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from just £30 and delivery expected to take place during June 2018. For a full list of all compatible chips and full specifications jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News