AVR Programmer ISP USB Bootloader Download Interface
When you buy a brand new Arduino microchip for replacing a damaged one, for example, they usually do not come with the Arduino bootloader on the chip – AVR Programmer ISP USB
For your Arduino software to communicate with your Arduino and to upload your sketches, the chip must have a bootloader installed.
The USBasp is a handy USB programmer for AVR micro-controllers.
It supports programming with AVR dude among others and can program many different AVR’s.
It is compatible with Linux, Windows and MAC OS X.
This is an In Circuit Serial Programmer, you can connect it up to just a few pins on your micro and get your code onto your custom PCB or breadboard with just a 6-pin header (note, this programmer have the 10-pin AVR header style and ribbon cable, you will need an adaptor or modify the cable to use 6 pins.
Ever wondered what that 6pin header was at the bottom of your Arduino? well now you know.
This product is an open source device.
To install it you will need this module.
AVR Programmer ISP USB:
1. Onboard ATMega8 chip (L)
2. Overcurrent protection
3. Support 5 V boards
4. ISP interface
1 x USBTINYISP programmer
1 x cable