BIVBlog #39: Using the Microcontroller Programmers

In this third episode of the microcontroller tutorial I show how to use the microcontroller programmer hardware and software to install new software on the various microcontrollers.

Table of Contents

00:00:30 Recap of the entire toolchain
00:01:55 The test setup, pre-prepared binaries and host computer preparation
00:03:50 The TI LaunchPad, MSP430 microcontroller family and mspdebug programmer/debugger software
00:11:10 The Arduino Uno (as a target board), AVR microcontroller family and avrdude programmer software
00:11:30 — with the no-name STK500 compatible programmer
00:18:00 — — and the /dev/tty* nuisance
00:23:50 — with the BusPirate as an ISP programmer
00:24:05 — — and external power
00:26:05 — with the AVR Dragon ISP interface
00:26:15 — — and the convenience of “real” USB devices
00:28:20 The Debug Express board, PIC microcontroller family, PICkit2 programmer hardware and pk2cmd programmer software
00:30:30 — and why I don’t like pk2cmd very much


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