This genius tool makes flashing the Atmel Atmega MCU found in many ESCs or other devices using Atmega processors a walk in the park. No need to solder or create cumbersome clip on devices, simply connect the socket flashing tool to a USBasp AVR device and place the socket over the exposed Atmel MCU!
Unique and exclusive to Hobbyking this handy device will become a favorite in your DIY arsenal.
Features: High point precision. Wide range of applications. Quick and easy, no soldering required.
Specifications: Pointing accuracy : ± 0.05 mm Spring force: [ ±20%] 17.0g(0.593oz) at initial travel 40.0g(1.418oz) at 1.70mm(0.0669) recommended travel 52.0g(1.827oz) at 2.50mm(0.0984) full travel Socket : Phosphor Bronze / Gold Plated Plunger : Hardened Beryllium copper / Gold Plated Barrel : Phosphor Bronze / Gold Plated Spring : Music Wire / Gold Plated Housing : LG chem ABS-AF312 Cable length: 420mm
Requires: USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors
Suits the Following MCU: Atmel Atmega8, Atmega48, Atmega88, Atmega168, Atmega328
Get em while they're in stock! Great for flashing just about any ESC with SimonK firmware. I use SimonK on my fixed wing too and it seems to make the motors spin faster for some reason. All the best and Happy flying!
You can flash some esc with an other firmware like Simonk. These firmware have a greater sampling clock for the output PWM which means that the motor will turn and react faster to the signals from the controller.
Alright, this thing is legitimately awesome. A similar setup is gonna run you $160-200 from a renowned international manufacturer. Hint: the group of 3 closely-spaced pins on one corner face *away* from the dot on the ATMega chip. I could otherwise see no alignment features, so I hope this helps.
The 10-pin ISP header is rarer nowadays, and I had to make a crossover cable to work with a 6 pin AVR ISPmkII unit. I know it's supposed to work with a USBASP, but I've also no luck getting the damned USBASP to work *at all*.
I've found this tool to be very useful, saves a lot of time that would have to be spent wiring a port on an ESC that you plan to reprogram. You have to keep firm perpendicular pressure to make sure the connections remain connected.