MySMARTUSB, serviceable?

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As some of you may know, AVR is a hobby for me to combine with theater special effects. As such I often lugging around a notebook to the stage to update the latest toys with the latest firmware.

Now, currently, I am lugging around my STK500 unit for that. A bit cumbersome, recently however I came across a thingy called "mySmartUSB light", it doesn't look like much, but it does look like a serviceable programmer. I searched a bit, but couldn't find a review or such that struck me as honest, so I thought I'd ask here.

mySmartUSB light has a site and link; http://shop.myavr.com/index.php?...

And I can pick it up for about 16 euro's so not much risk there. I'd just rather not spend it if it's not really fit for purpose. The purpose being programming ISP headed ATTiny24/44/84 chips.

Anyone have any experience with it? Does it work well with AVRStudio for instance?

Code, justify, code - Pitr Dubovich

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The website specifically lists your ATTiny chips. It appears to be a professional tool that will do what you need. But if in doubt, ask the supplier ...

Cheers,

Ross

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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That's a nice looking device.

One might also consider Atmel's own AVRISP mkII, about $34 USD. Larger than the thumbdrive size device shown above, but also much smaller than an STK500, works with AVR Studio, has a plastic case, and includes the USB cable.

JC

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Thanks for the insights, appreciate it. I am going to order the thing.

Code, justify, code - Pitr Dubovich

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Good choice.
I bought programmers on http://www.samenkopen.net. €7 IIRC. Not bad stuff at all, but not as fast as yours.
Samenkopen has interesting offers from time to time. Check it out !
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