arduino as a programmer

Hi!

Is it possible to use arduino as a programmer to an avr chip? (lets say another atmel168)

I don’t have serial or parallel ports in my computer, so I can’t build a simple programmer.

a google search for: arduino programmer
yielded this link: http://tinker.it/now/2007/02/19/make-an-arduino-ng-into-an-avr-isp-programmer-for-good/

Does that lack of ports include USB? There are a couple of nice USB programmers out there (I’m using LadyAda’s kit, myself).

check this thread. It’s an easy modification on your arduino board (easier than the tinker.it link) that allows you to burn the bootloader.

http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1217113409

check this thread. It’s an easy modification on your arduino board (easier than the tinker.it link) that allows you to burn the bootloader.

http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1217113409

Nice find :slight_smile:

Yeah, kimio did a really nice job with this. It works on the Diecimila and NG boards.

Unfortunately, it seems that the ser-jtag version of avrdude was written by a japanese guy named Mr Suz, and I still haven’t found any infos on it, so we know it works with the arduino boards and mega168, but can we program other chips from the avr family (or other) with it (or another software that use the bitbang mode of ftdi chips) ? Might have to burn some chips…

Thanks everyone!

I’ll try them as soon as I get some parts
(and a new ATmega168 chip, which I can’t find on ebay… )