This project is very simple.
It also has 4 LEDs to show: POWER (5v), PROGRAMMING VOLTAGE (Vpp), CLOCK and DATA
as the chip is accessed by the programmer.
is 1k5 to produce more brightness from the LEDs.
Fit the 90° header slightly above the board so the
PICkit-2 programmer will fit into the pins.
Soft rubber feet are also included in the kit.
Always fit the PIC chip into an 8-pin IC socket to make it easy to transport the chips from the burner to the project. You can carry the PIC chip in two 8-pin sockets if you find the single socket too difficult to move. The kit contains 3 pieces of soft rubber to be cut as feet for the board. You will also need double-sided sticky-tape to attach the feet to the underside of the board.
If you are using PICkit-2, the first pin is not connected to anything.
The 6 pins fit directly into the PICkit-2 socket.
Wide SOIC8 to DIP8 Programmer Adapter IC Test Socket Converter Module 200MIL (i.e.: the bottom pins are 0.2inches wide)
You can also buy the same socket with the 8 bottom pins at a spacing of 0.15inches.
It does not matter which socket you buy as they can adjusted and soldered to the 8-pin component header pins supplied when you buy the PIC Burner Board.
You can buy an adapter socket to program
surface-mount 8-pin micros for less than
$5.00 on eBay.
If your program contains a routine to say flash a LED, the PIC Burner Board will power the surface-mount chip (or through-hole chip) as soon as it is programmed, and you may be lucky to see the LEDs on the board flashing to prove the chip is working, before you remove it.