- Published: Wednesday, 29 September 2010
- Written by Jon Chandler
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PICkit programmers are awesome and by far the best value programmers available. A couple quick tips add to their ease of use.
TIP #1: Use an ICSP cable instead of a direct connection for boards with a vertical ICSP connector like the TAP-28 has. ICSP cables are usually short cables with female connectors on each end. This tip shows how to quickly adapt these cables to the PICkit.
TIP #2: The PICkit programmers are designed for ICSP and don't have any sockets for programming loose chips. A low-cost ZIF programming board will allow you to program almost any PIC in a DIP package.