Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pogo Your Programmer

A lot of my projects are getting to the point where I'm going to be flashing them with firmware once and then installing them to be never flashed again.  This means soldering all the ICSP headers in seems a little silly, but I found a better solution.

Turns out the pogo pins sold by AdaFruit fit in female connectors, so I (carefully) pressed six into my USBtinyISP and bam; bed of nails programmer.  You have to be very careful inserting them; I managed to destroy two pins in the process, so I'm dedicating a whole programmer with these pins, and switched to a spare for main development, because you don't want to be swapping these in and out.

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