Pic programmer

ayodele234

Joined Apr 26, 2011
20
Please friends i need a programmer, can any one recommend a good programmer for me.

t06afre

Joined May 11, 2009
5,934
Yes PICKIT2 or PICKIT3. The best programmers for PICs

ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
8,055
I'm a programmer.

I write good programs. For lots of teh monies.

Send me teh monies, then we can talk.

nigelwright7557

Joined May 10, 2008
532
Best stand alone programmer is the Microchip PICSTART plus.
If microchip cant get it right then no one can !

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
4,086
Best stand alone programmer is the Microchip PICSTART plus.
If microchip cant get it right then no one can !
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.

thatoneguy

Joined Feb 19, 2009
6,359
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.