Programmer for ATmega88 microcontroller

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pjmcneill, May 18, 2014.

  1. pjmcneill

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    Hello, I am a newbie, and have recently bought an 'Evil Genius' project book. Some of the projects use an ATmega88 (28 pin) microcontroller, but I am having trouble finding a reasonably-priced programmer.

    I saw a reference saying that the Arduino Uno is suitable (and it's very affordable), so could anyone please confirm this to be the case?

    Many thanks

    Phil
     
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  3. pjmcneill

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    Thank you for your response, but I don't understand how this helps me.
    Unless you are suggesting this site as somewhere I should make my query?
     
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  5. Mike33

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    Honestly, if I was a noob, I'd go with the Arduino Uno, myself. In fact, I AM new to microcontrollers, and got one not long ago. There are many, many projects you can do, and interfacing with Processing using the serial port opens a lot of doors, too. I don't know if the '88 is compatible, but there is so much out there it would be worth the $14 U.S.on Ebay to get one. Just my 2 cents!
     
  6. pjmcneill

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    Thanks for your replies. After more research I discovered the Avrisp Mk II, which seems to be suitable, and has a USB connection. I will probably go for that.
     
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