1. ayodele234

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Please friends i need a programmer, can any one recommend a good programmer for me.
  2. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    Yes PICKIT2 or PICKIT3. The best programmers for PICs
  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    I'm a programmer.

    I write good programs. For lots of teh monies.

    Send me teh monies, then we can talk.
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  4. nigelwright7557

    Senior Member

    May 10, 2008
    Best stand alone programmer is the Microchip PICSTART plus.
    If microchip cant get it right then no one can !
  5. atferrari

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 6, 2004
    It is good but doomed with the almost extinct serial port disappearing from computers. I still use it. And I will until I change PC or micros.
  6. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    I'll vote for PICKit 2 or PICKit 3 with demo board for ~ $50 or $60

    The PICKit 2 has some features the PICKit 3 doesn't, such as UART analyzer, 3 channel logic probe, and logic injection. However, it doesn't program/debug the very newest uC's from Microchip

    The PICKit 3 will program and debug all PICs, but lacks the extra tools the PICKit 2 provides.

    If you already have a logic analyzer, then go with the PICKit 3, If you do not, the PICKit 2 supports 90% of the PICs around that you find programs for all over the web.

    Do NOT buy a PICKit 2 Clone to save $10, or any other "DIY/build it yourself" type programmer for PICs. We have many threads on people trying to get into microcontrollers and giving up because they tried to save $10 on the programming hardware. If they end up buying a PICKit, they are suddenly happy.