# PIC Programmers
The easiest, and cheapest option to program a PIC µC, with an _opensource-spirit_ was the USBPicProg Programmer.
I got mixed results with it, but it might be because of my board, not because of the design… Fixed with the new board !
Looking for stuff about PICs, I've found this interesting PIC programmer: PICSquirt… Might be cool to try sometimes but, SMD or single-sided board… which requires to redesign the whole PCB. Since the project is a bit old, I've re-uploaded the files Here
## Pickit2 Clone
Yes ! Another one… It's smaller than the UsbPicProg, but isn't made to manage 3.3v devices. I (kinda) merged different designs to make this one with parts I had in stock. Came out pretty well:
Schematic, with values
Top view of the board, with values and traces in background
Print in 600 DPI to get the correct size