# 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
8,333
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
4,666
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.