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Jun 13, 2018, 08:56 pm Last Edit: Jun 14, 2018, 07:16 pm by gimpo
I don't know if this post can be classified as spam/advertising, I hope not.

I have found a german guy selling USBasp programmers updated to the latest firmware version by himself. Also, the dongles are tested one by one.

He sells his stuff on ebay.

I wrote him a couple of emails, and he responded promptly with a lot of info.
I bought his programmer and I have to admit that it has worked fine from the first shot with my Arduino Pro Mini 3.3V/8Mhz. Wow!  :smiley-cool:

No error messages, no warnings, no problems in the verification phase.
I'm very satisfied of his work, I hope this post will be useful for somebody else.

Here his website.

BTW: I have also soldered a jumper as suggested by Fischl for slow-clock processors (like my 8Mhz Arduino). After I discovered that it was not strictly necessary: this programmer works fine even without slowing the clock.

Arduino, what else?


How cool is that, I was looking to buy one of these ISP programmers
That's now done!


Jun 20, 2018, 10:49 am Last Edit: Jun 20, 2018, 02:11 pm by _db_
Latest Fischl's code or code from this topic (usbasp-v1.06-alpha)?:



Jun 20, 2018, 11:45 am Last Edit: Jun 20, 2018, 11:47 am by gimpo

I picked one of my previous Arduino Pro Mini that I had throw away because was no more possible to upload a sketch on them (the verification phase was always failing because a "content mismatch" error message - something "like "0x00 is not 0x=0C").

I plugged the jumper into the USBasp dongle of the german guy (see above) to slow down the clock.
The upload took a lot of time (20-30 seconds for 32.534 bytes), but then... zero errors. Code was uploaded without problems, and also running with no apparent issues.

I love this USBasp programmer!  ;)
Arduino, what else?


This is exactly same as many Chinese clones from ebay directly from China and cost for less than 2 dollars and postage for free.

You just need to update the FW as @_db_ wrote. It solve obstacles with slow SCK jumper.
Arduino clone with ATmega1284P   http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=277260.0


Jun 20, 2018, 02:31 pm Last Edit: Jun 20, 2018, 02:32 pm by gimpo
Absolutely yes.

The difference is that this german guy has updated them the firmware, and tested it one by one, before selling them.

Before buying it, I also bought a second USBasp programmer for 3 Euro on ebay. From the photos it appeared to be the same model as mine.
Unfortunately, after receiving it, I immediately noticed that the color was not the same and some resistors, as well as other details details, was different.
I immediately tested it, but was not working at all. Now the vendor has sent me another one, I'm waiting for it.

In my opinion, is better to spend a little more money, then wasting time and money in buying 2 or 3 dongles until you get the right one.

Anyway, this is only my opinion. Everybody is free to do what he likes more!
Arduino, what else?


Jun 20, 2018, 03:52 pm Last Edit: Jun 20, 2018, 03:52 pm by Budvar10
Yes, I agree. It is about quality vs. money.
Arduino clone with ATmega1284P   http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=277260.0


Once you have one good one, or arduino to use as Arduino as ISP, you can upgrade the firmware yourself on the cheapo ones.

The hardware is almost always fine.
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