Pocket AVR Programmer (PGM-09825)

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  • Pocket AVR Programmer - SparkFun PGM-09825
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  • Pocket AVR Programmer - SparkFun PGM-09825
  • Pocket AVR Programmer - SparkFun PGM-09825


Pocket AVR Programmer - SparkFun PGM-09825

This new version uses an SMD 5x2 header. This is a simple to use USB AVR programmer. It is low cost, easy to use, works great with AVRDude, and is tested extensively on a Windows desktop. Based on Dick Streefland’s USBtiny and Limor Fried’s USBtinyISP. This is a low-cost programmer designed for those on a tight budget.
This programmer works really well for ATmega168 and ATmega328 and should work with all the AVR micros supported by AVRDUDE.
This board is buffered and power protected so that you can do some really evil things to the programmer without killing it. It is fast! One of the greatest features of this board is the ability to power the target (up to 500mA) from the programmer.


  • Standard AVR ISP programmer
  • ATtiny2313 with USBtiny firmware preloaded
  • Buffered output
  • PTC fuse protected power
  • Programmer can power target
  • Supports ATmega168/328 and many others
  • Two status LEDs
  • Both 10-pin and 6-pin targets supported (cable included)


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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Title of review 838

    Posted by Mark Johnson on 17th Jul 2017

    Great little product. Works fine with Arduino IDE and gcc toolchain.

  • 5
    Title of review 837

    Posted by Richard - on 29th Dec 2012

    We dont think its the firmware that causes the issue. Some computers these days are coming with usb ports that dont supply the full 500mA, required to power this and the hardware. Especially usb ports that arent seated directly to the motherboard.

  • 4
    Title of review 836

    Posted by Rux70n on 2nd Dec 2012

    After having problems installing the drivers from Sparkfun found a link to updated drivers for Windows 7

  • 5
    Title of review 835

    Posted by Mr-G on 20th Aug 2012

    I used this to write new firmware to my meeblip micro synth, it worked very well with no flaws. I used it on windows xp.

  • 5
    Title of review 834

    Posted by Matthew He on 18th Sep 2011

    This worked great straight away on my Laptop with Windows 7 32bit but had an issue with my desktop running Windows 7 64bit, to get around this I downloaded a more up to date version of LibUsb from here

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