I have one of the new ere programmers..
I am building a board with the ISPAVRU1 and a zif socket.
My question is, can I tap the USB port to get the 5v that I
need to power the Atmel chip in the zif?
I have tested my new board by plugging an atmega168 into
the zif and powering the 168 using a seperate 5v supply..and
it works just great. I was about to change from the external
5v supply and tap the 5v from the same USB port that is powering
the ISPAVRU1 but I decided to ask for advice here first before
I make smoke come out of this thing :)
I'd sure hate to have to use an external 5v supply for the chip..
my hope is to use the USB to power the ISPAVRU1 and also
the chip that is to be programmed....do you guys think this will