If you need to program PICs but don’t have a serial port, here’s a USB programmer from Carl’s electronics for $44 –

“USB ports are just about standard on all PC’s now a days. So this is our first PIC programmer using the USB port. Just in case, we have also left a standard serial port connection.


  • USB/Serial Port Connection
  • Software that can be updated as new Pics are released
  • Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP Compatible Software
  • ICSP (In Circuit Serial Programming) Connector
  • Quality PCB and Silkscreen for Easy Assembly
  • Complete Assembly and Programming Instructions

USB/Serial Pic Programmer”Link.


  • PIC microcontrollers – a beginner’s guide – Link.
  • Get your PIC on – free PIC programming resources – Link.
  • HOW TO – JDM2 based PIC Programmer- Link.
  • Programming PIC microcontrollers in BASIC- Link.

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