Step 3: A bit about the dragon
Of worthy note is it has in-circuit debugging, a similar system for PIC microcontrollers will set you back near ÃÂÃÂ£100 (the MPLAB ICD2, we use them alot at uni), i bought my dragon from http://www.rapidonline.com for around ÃÂÃÂ£34, so i was rather chuffed.
There is a large area on the board for you to add your own headers and ZIF socket's ect. i had none of these to hand so i kept it simple and used ISP to program my avr.
(for a brilliant instructable on populating the empty bits see this )
so to use the ISP thingy we need an ISP cable!
forward to the next step!