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Please help me to choose AVR development board?

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TheNthDegree

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Hi,

If you want a versatile development board which can program all of the 8-bit AVR microcontrollers, Atmel's STK500 board is just about your best choice:

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/Products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=2735

If you are okay with using a simple ISP programmer that isn't a full development board, then there are many designs on the internet which you can buy or build very inexpensively. One decent programmer is the one from tuxgraphics:

http://www.tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200705/article07052.shtml


Hope that helps,
-Nick
 
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Sceadwian

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The STK500 is nice, because it has a lot of headers on it, little clunky to use (a lot of dip sockets I'd prefer a single programmable ZIF myself) But as far as a dev board goes it's still really nice, the main thing you need in addition to it is a good breadboard and the connectors/ribbon cables to breakout the headers on the STK500 to a breadboard. The Dragon is another nice dev board, way better than the STK500, but not for people new. As Russ said, your knowledge/experiance is going to influence what you chose more than what's available.
 
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