Bootload an ATmega Microcontroller & Build Your Own Arduino – 2

Since you lacked the USB interface in your own Arduino board, it becomes necessary to use a homemade/ready-made USB to Serial Converter Module as an efficient and economical solution. Inexpensive and easy-to-use USB to Serial Converter modules are now widely available, such as one shown here. With the help of this little module you can program your own arduino through a simple interfacing as described. Usua ...

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Bootload an Arduino with a ZIF Socket

Bootloading an Arduino with a ZIF socket allows you to easily program a lot of chips at once without worrying about mangling the pins. The reason for this is that ZIF stands for "zero insertion force," and as the name implies, ZIF sockets don't require any force to take the chip in or out. This means that you do not have to worry about any of the pins bending when you take the chip in and out of the socket. ...

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