Subject: Re: rs232-controller switches
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/22/2003 14:32:59
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 11:27:30PM +0100, Gavan Fantom wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2003, Ty Sarna wrote:
> > Well, PIC programmers aren't that expensive.  You can get a minimal
> > programming setup for under $60. has them, or a
> > "deluxe" setup including a 16F877 and a bunch of stuff to play with
> > (buttons, LEDs, an LCD, etc) for $125.
> A minimal PIC programmer shouldn't cost you more than a few dollars if you
> build it yourself. I use a setup where the main cost is the parallel port
> connector, running off a 12V supply (readily available inside your PC). It
> consists of a 5V regulator, 2 transistors, an LED for show, and a small
> number of resistors. I use it to program a 16F84A, but there's no reason
> it shouldn't work with other PICs in the range.

Do you have the shematic somewhere on web ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference