If you’ve ever wanted a stand alone AVR programmer, that is super easy to use, you’ve come to the right place!
This guide will show you how to turn any CircuitPython powered board with 4+ GPIO pins into an AVR progammer all on its own. No software like avrdude is needed, this software will program the chip all on its own, just drag the HEX file onto the CircuitPython disk drive.
Perfect to putting bootloaders on empty chips, or field-reprogramming a project!
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