Help PIC USB Automatic Programming Develop Microcontroller Programmer K150 ICSP

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Joined Sep 12, 2012
Hi everyone!

I am very new to PIC programming. I decided to buy a very cheap programmer, as the description implied that it would come with a software to comunicate with it, and to programm the microcontroller.
this is the programmer:

certainly, the device didn´t come with any software, and now I am trying to figure out how to get the drivers, and afterwards how to start programming on it.

Any suggestion?

So far I tried to follow these instructions:
but the drivers (virtual com port) doesn't work for my device.
help please!


Joined Apr 24, 2011
This is the point where I have to restrain myself form saying I told you so.

This programmer depends on the FTDI chip U4 on that board.

Are you using Windows? Does Windows recognize a device was added to the USB? You should see it in the Windows Device Manager even if the drivers are not installed. A window announcing the device should open up the first time it is plugged into a computer: you may need to borrow another computer to check it still does this if you installed some non-working drivers.

If it appears then you should match the device with your operating system. Get the correct one from FTDI.

If it does not appear in Device Manager... Did Double and triple check all the wiring and solder joints to that IC?


Joined May 11, 2009
Ouch you should have got your self a PICKIT 2 clone from EBAY. The manual have all the steps needed to get your programmer working. Start with installing the correct FTDI driver on your PC.