BitPuppy AVR ISP Bed-of-Nails Programming Adapter

by Frank Pelliccio

Last Updated 2012.10.18 23.56


This adapter uses spring-loaded contacts. Pressing the programming header onto the BitPuppy's contact pads, will allow the device to be programmed via ISP [with AVRISP mkII, Dragon, etc].

These pins are sometimes referred to as "Pogo" pins. They can be purchased at pretty much all of the major electronics distributors worldwide. They tend to be pricey, but the interface is re-usable. Using this method is a nice alternative to soldering an ISP header on every board. Edge-card connectors are also a good idea, but the BitPuppy design can't afford to give-up any of its real-estate.

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