What a day :(
Stuck an atmega168 into the socket backwards like an idiot major.
Now it all lights up like normal..and plugging the 8515 that came
with it results in it's little program running OK and blinking the LEDs.
But no ability to program or read a chip...dang it..boohoo
90 bux flushed I guess :(
(there goes last weeks babysitting money)
Moral of this story..don't work in dim light and NEVER stick an
AVR in backwards.
This hobby gets more expensive every day....
Can anyone recommend a very simple programmer that I can
build and use on the serial port with AVR Studio to program chips
until a replacement stk500 from digikey can get here? I'm running XP
and have serial and lpt ports.