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
I just flashed my 12A Blue Series to BLHeli on Monday, using this adapter and a USBASP (PRODUCT ID: 381000147). Google "Oscar Liang Blue Series" for more instructions on flashing. He uses an Arduino, instead of a USBASP, but the process is mostly the same. Assuming you are looking to do this for a 250 size miniquad, you just need to change "PWM frequency/damped" to "damped light" after flashing the BLHeli "Multi" firmware.
I've registered a complaint with HK about the incompatibility between the connectors (ATMEL flashing tool & USBasp) - if others could register annoyance as well, the product might be shipped with the adapter in future.
Ahmad, Not sure, you will have to remove the heat shrink from one of the ESCs to see if it is the large Atmel chip or the small one. This tool fits the large Atmel chip but not the small one. Hope this helps and Happy flying!
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.