Re: ATMEL AVR chip suppliers

From: Jim Brain (
Date: 2006-03-08 09:31:16

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:13:55PM -0600, Jim Brain wrote:
>> Should have spoken up sooner.  Programmers are dirt simple to make ($5 
>> in parts), and avr-gcc is but a download away.
> How does it cost $5?  In the simplest case, you need a few wires from the
> parallel port.
I prefer not to wire directly to my very expensive laptop parallel 
port.  While it is possible, I would never recommend such a risky move 
to someone, as if they fry their port, they'll come yelling for me. 

So, a 74LS245, perfboard, DB25, 2 2x5 headers, 2 2x5 female ribbon cable 
plugs, and a bit of 10 conductor ribbon cable looks to run ~ USD$5.00.  
Still mighty cheap, in my opinion.


Jim Brain, Brain Innovations                      
Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times!

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