Can an ATmega168 be made into a 'quick' JDM Programmer?

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From seaching the internet, I found a few places where a JDM programmer is made to program an AVR mCU, but I couldn't find a project that does it the other way around.

I have two unprogrammed Microchip PICs: a PIC16F877A and a PIC16F84A.

My JDM programmer stopped working when my AVR interests began, halting my Microchip PIC projects.

The AVRs I have, are ATmega168, ATmega8L, ATmega8515, and ATtiny2313V. If any one of these microcontrollers can be made into a 'quick' JDM programmer, then please let me know. ('quick' meaning solderless breadboard, only.) Thanks in advance.

Kuya Marc

Aspiring Digital Graphics Artist & Illustrator

Retired Embedded Speech Synthesis Systems Developer

Due to emotional trauma in 2014, I have stopped working with embedded electronics!

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The JDM programmer (I built one a long time ago) uses the serial port voltage levels to generate the 12V or so needed for programming PICs. Using an AVR will be more complicated, because you need to generate that voltage. You'd be better off buying a Microchip PICkit 2 or 3; they are quite cheap, and you get debugging as well as programming on the newer chips.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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On a shoestring budget, the price a Microchip PICkit. I already have a 12VDC line, not sure how I could use it to program PICs with an AVR. Prices are more expensive in the Philippines, compared to other countries.

Kuya Marc

Aspiring Digital Graphics Artist & Illustrator

Retired Embedded Speech Synthesis Systems Developer

Due to emotional trauma in 2014, I have stopped working with embedded electronics!

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You will probably have to develop the software yourself if you want to use the AVR. It shouldn't be difficult, though.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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leon_heller wrote:
You will probably have to develop the software yourself if you want to use the AVR. It shouldn't be difficult, though.

Thanks for the information. Happy New Year!

Aspiring Digital Graphics Artist & Illustrator

Retired Embedded Speech Synthesis Systems Developer

Due to emotional trauma in 2014, I have stopped working with embedded electronics!