PIC Programmer

I decided to "productify" this low cost PIC programmer because I have been getting frequent requests to supply or re-program PIC micro-controllers with new aprstracker firmware.

Microchip's PIC micro-controllers are versatile components which can be used to create smart designs in a quick and easy way. They form an ideal basis for many hobby and professional projects.

To load software into a PIC micro you need a programmer. A circuit for this can easily be made using breadboard, but this is hardly worth the effort considering the price of the programmer described here. For € 12.50 you get a complete kit of a simple PIC Programmer.

The kit includes a professional circuit board, all components, and a description. The kit is easy to build and can be assembled in a jiffy. The needed software is in the public domain and can be downloaded off the Internet.

The programmer can apply either the "Vdd before Vpp principle" or the "Vpp before Vdd principle". This makes it possible to program and re-program PIC devices that use their internal oscillator. The programmer also has an In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP) connector.

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Need extra PIC micros? Click here for price list.
No additional shipping charges if one or more PICs are ordered together with a programmer.

To connect to your PC's USB port, there is the PICkit2. This is an original Microchip programmer.

EZ Kits will be closed from Friday 12 November through Sunday 5 December. We will continue to accept orders during this time, however orders will be processed on Monday 6 December. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

For customers within the EU a bank transfer is the most economical way of paying. Bank account information can be found here. You can place an order by simply sending an stating what you would like to order and the shipping address. Payments via PayPal are best if you would like to get your order quickly, or if your bank has high charges for an international bank transfer. PayPal accepts major credit cards, and a number of other ways to pay for your order. If you don't already have a PayPal account it can be created on the fly. Read also our shipping policy.

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We will ship goods within 3 days after receipt of payment at the latest. But usually goods will ship the same day. Exceptions are goods for which a delivery time is indicated on the web-site.

Postage and packaging cost depends on size and weight of the goods. In principle we ship at lowest possible cost. Many items are small and the order value is low. Therefore we ship those items using the Postal Service (TNT Post) as priority mail. This is inexpensive and for most destinations reliable, but does not offer the possibility to track and trace the shipment. If you wish a more secure shipping method (some destinations with insurance) then this is possible. Please contact us before placing an order to agree alternative shipping method and cost.

Risk and liability during shipping

ILLUMICON is not liable for loss and/or damage of your order during shipment. At the moment we offer the package for shipment at TNT, the risk and liability is transferred to the customer.


ILLUMICON remains owner of sold items until the moment on which it is paid in full and it is offered to TNT for shipment.


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