Tag Archives: ATMEGA8

Atmega8 Experimenter Board


I am making PCB design for ATMega8 experimenter board. So, far has all the basic stuff on a single board. Hopefully there are some interest in it that I may able to batch create bunch of PCB cheaply.

Trying to produce this board using the toner transfer method failed miserably and messy sink. 🙂

ATMega8 LCD

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Building a simple Programmer for ATMEGA8


Woke up pretty late this morning and feeling bored, so I wasted an hour this morning building a simple in circuit serial programming interface for use with the PonyProg software to program the ATMEGA8 micro-controller.

I intended to use this programmer for ATMEGA8 micro-controller which I recently bough from eBay. For now, I need to create the interface and do some testing with PonyProg to see how it goes.

The circuit that I used is based on one published here which is based on one published on here with some minor modification.

It’s quite simple to build but the challenging part is fitting it in DB-9 hood.

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Links:

http://electronics-diy.com/avr_programmer.php

http://www.lancos.com/prog.html