I carry out all my programming using an STK-500 that i bought as a starter pack from farnell (4402066).
This was about Â£200.
Im now looking to buy another for a collegue to allow them to program.
I can see on Farnell that there is a starter kit version of the the STK500 (3884429) that is more than Â£100 cheaper. From looking at the difference in the 2 on farnell all i can see is if anything, the starter kit doesnt have a programming cable and jumper leads, maybe even studio 4 software and a c compiler which is available on this very site. Doesnt seem to make sense.
Maybe its the recession hitting home but i think im going to get the cheaper version and make up the cable myself.
This leads me to my next question. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the programming cable instead of metering it out?