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If you're looking to get down and dirty with microcontrollers, then you'll most likely be using them as a standalone chip, rather than within a platform such as Arduino. To do this, you'll need a programmer, which allows you to program your chips over a USB connection to your computer.

PIC

PIC microcontrollers have been used by hobbyists around the world for their versatility and as one of the first mainstream DIY microcontroller brands.

$114.92 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # PGM-09671
This PIC programmer, from Cana Kit, is a professional USB PIC Programmer offering ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) sockets, an ICSP..
$114.92 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Nov 27th

AVR

If you've used Arduino, then you've probably used an AVR chip.The Atmega line of AVR chips is the most popular and easy to use microcontroller series available.

$9.95 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # 018-USB-AVR-ISP
This handy little programmer is well known by hobbyists and seasoned AVR coders alike. The drivers are compatible with 32 and..
$9.95 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Nov 21st
$36.95 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # ADA46
USBtinyISP is a simple open-source USB AVR programmer and SPI interface. It is low cost, easy to make, works great with avrdu..
$36.95 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Nov 28th
$24.01 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # PGM-09825
This new version uses an SMD 5x2 header. This is a simple to use USB AVR programmer. It is low cost, easy to use, works great..
$24.01 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Nov 21st
$34.55 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # PGM-08312
If you’re looking to play with PICAXE microcontrollers on a computer with only USB, look no further! The PICAXE USB program..
$34.55 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Nov 21st