Can USBasp be used as a USB to serial converter?

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I am relatively new in this avr world. I use an USBasp programmer module to burn codes to the chips and use atmel studio 7.0 to code. 

Is there any way to use USBasp as an USB-serial converter?

Another query, how good is the Atmel Studio Terminal window? I used tera-term earlier.

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No,  you can't use USBASP for Serial->USB.

 

I suggest that you buy a regular USB->UART dongle.   Then use the USBASP to burn a UART bootloader.   Remove USBASP.

Connect the UART dongle.  Then you have got Serial comms and Serial bootloading.   Just like an Arduino.

 

Oh,  and the Atmel Studio Terminal Window is complete pants.

 

David.

Last Edited: Fri. Apr 21, 2017 - 05:58 PM
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Agree, stick with TeraTerm. 

 

(also agree with David, spend another $2 on a USB-TTL and you are done)

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First:

I agree with David & Clawson. Why bother?

 

On the other hand:

If you like tinkering, why not?

Thomas Fischl has some reference to adding serial capabilities to usbASP but seems to have never gotten around to adding the firmware.

 

When searching for (example) code, Github is always a good statring point.

https://github.com/search?utf8=%...

https://github.com/akrasuski1/us...

 

Another tip:

Are you familiar with Meld?

It's an (open source) source code comparison tool which works pretty well for comparing different versions of source code

Paul van der Hoeven.
Bunch of old projects with AVR's:
http://www.hoevendesign.com