And I did not have the space for placing an ICSP pin header on the PCB.
So i quickly mocked up this design.
Step 1: Geting the Parts
I had one 18pin DIL IC socket just lying around so i used that one. (the 16F676 is a 14pin chip)
and i took 5pins angled pin header (Always have lots of break of pin headers at home.)
and some AWG26 PTFE red and yellow wire.
Step 2: Drawing
Just follow this table, for the 16f676.. I have not checked it up but this may be the same for all 14pin pic16F***
ICSP connector function pic pin
1 MCLR/VPP 4
2 VDD 1
3 VSS 14
4 ICSPDAT 13
5 ICSPCLK 12
I did the mistake in this step not looking at my programmer, to see that the wires should be inverted, wire 1 moved to the top wire 5 to the bottom and so on. If you want to see your socket and pic programmer lights facing the same way. just be sure to draw it the other way or place the header pins facing right instead of left that will fix it to.
Step 3: Cut Your Wires
Step 4: Inserting the Components
you may use some super Attak (super glue from loctite)
but be gentle not spilling it in the holes because soldering will be a pain in the a*s if you get to much on your components where the solder should melt and weld them together.
so yuse masking tape where it is suitable and superglue where that works good.
the trick to get pin headers straight and nice is one tiny drop of super glue on the plastic part.
you may use that other tool of the trade in this step. (pincett)?
Step 5: Solder It Together
Solder it all together. for how to solder, read some soldering Instructable.
Step 6: Final Step Testing.
but With my sharp eye sight i decided that there was no need today.
Insert your PIC16F676 connect your programmer to the pin header and do some simple test as connection test and readout of device memory.
and it worked like a charm. on pic 2 you can see blinken lights :)