Introduction: Arduino: Pickit2 As Programmer
Adding Pickit2 in arduino as a programmer
***Close your ArduinoIDE first
Open Arduino Folder and look for "programmers"
Step 1: Adding New Scrip for Picit2 Programmer
Add these lines and save:
pickit2.communication=usb pickit2.protocol=pickit2 pickit2.program.protocol=pickit2 pickit2.program.tool=avrdude pickit2.program.extra_params=-v -V
Step 2: Using Pickit2 As Programmer
Open your Arduino IDE: While loading this will refresh the new script...
Opening up the Tools -> Programmers ->
This will show up some of the programmers available and at the same time your new Pickit2 programmer...
Try selecting Pickit2....
Step 3: Checking If Pickit2 Is Detected...
Lets try our Pickit2 if it is detectable.
Connect your Pickit2 (for now we will not attache any Arduino this is just a test)
Click Tool -> Burn Bootloaders
You will see at the console some info of the device configure and the calls of device if it is available.......See the Picture for reference "Output"
Step 4: Connect Pickit2 With a Arduino
Follow this pin assignment:::
AVR - PICKit2 (pin):
RST - VPP/MCLR (1)
VDD - VDD Target (2) -- optional if AVR self powered
GND - GND (3)
MISO - PGD (4)
SCLK - PDC (5)
MOSI - AUX (6)
Step 5: Upload Sketch Via Pickit2
Shortcut key -> Ctrl + Shift + U
Click Sketch -> Upload using Programmer
Step 6: Burn Bootloader Via Pickit2
Click Tools -> Burn Bootloader
Step 7: Note
This is just alternative method in uploading sketch and bootloader programming for those who have a Pickit2....
Windows10 issue for serial or normal sketch uploading were serial communication suddenly interrupt...This is a tricky problem for Win10 that can cause bootloader to be overwritten and becomes unusable failling to detect Arduino.......