Ardpicprog is an Arduino-based solution for programming PIC microcontrollers and EEPROM devices from Microchip Technology Inc, such as the PIC16F84, PIC16F628A, PIC12F675, 24LC256, etc. The solution has three parts:
ardpicprog; a drop-in replacement for picprog that implements the serial protocol and controls the programming process on the computer side.
Note: Ardpicprog is not compatible with JDM-style PIC programmers. Those programmers typically use RS-232 control signals such as DTR and CTS to interface to the host computer. The Arduino has a simple serial interface over USB with no access to the RS-232 control signals from the host. Because of this, ardpicprog uses a completely different interface between the host and the programmer that runs over a regular serial data link. The host side was deliberately made compatible with the picprog tool to make it easier to replace picprog with ardpicprog in existing build scripts.
More information about Ardpicprog can be found on the following pages:
Ardpicprog's software is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3. The circuit diagrams, board layouts, and documentation are provided under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.
For more information on Ardpicprog, to report bugs, or to suggest improvements, please contact the author Rhys Weatherley via email. Patches to support new device types are very welcome.