The Pololu USB is an extremely compacted, low-cost in-system programmer (ISP) for Atmel's AVR microcontrollers. The USB AVR programmer connects to your computer’s USB port via an included USB A to mini-B cable and communicates with your programming software, such as AVR Studio or AVRDUDE, through a virtual COM port. This can also act as a USB-to-serial adapter or a two channel, severly limited oscilloscope (SLO-scope). The Pololu USB AVR Programmer ships with a 12" (30 cm) 6-pin ISP programming cable and a 6’ (1.8 m) USB A to mini-B cable. It does not ship with software or documentation.
The complete guide to using the Pololu USB AVR programmer. This guide covers programming AVR microcontrollers, communicating via the USB-to-TTL-serial adapter, and measuring voltages using the SLO-scope.
This guide explains how to get started programming your Orangutan or 3pi Robot in Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It covers setting up an AVR development environment (Atmel Studio 6.0 for Windows users), installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.
The Pololu USB SDK contains the code you need for making your own applications that use native USB to control the Jrk Motor Controller, Maestro Servo Controller, Simple Motor Controller, or USB AVR Programmer.
Posted by Ted Finch on 25th Nov 2013
A neat little bare board to program AVR chips. Works on windows 7. Works in conjunction with Atmel Studio as a ST500 device using ISP interface.
A case would be nice but not essential.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jun 2013
Tried to program ATtiny45 - had to experiment with frequency eventually found 57KHz worked.
Otherwise operation from atmel studio 6.0 straightforward.