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ICSP Header

Created Fri, 27 May 2011 04:26:50 +0000 by Ar Druid O

Ar Druid O

Fri, 27 May 2011 04:26:50 +0000

My Max32 just arrived. I'd like to try buying and using a PICKit 3 to delve into assembly language. But there's no rj-11 jack. Do I need to soldier my own pins in the ICSP holes (between the usb and the power jack) and connect there? Or is there another way?


Fri, 27 May 2011 15:23:17 +0000

The ICSP header you're talking about - J11 - actually doesn't require soldering... the holes are staggered so you can force-fit a header. You will have to find a header for it though... it was intentionally not populated b/c all kinds of people want all kinds of different angles / sizes / etc. for the headers.



Fri, 27 May 2011 16:54:31 +0000

the holes are staggered so you can force-fit a header.

is THAT what that hole pattern is supposed to accomplish? (how'd I miss that?) I've been grumbling to myself about designers using weird connectors instead of standard .1 inch inline snappable things! Sigh.


Sat, 28 May 2011 03:52:03 +0000

I don't know who initially did this, but SparkFun documented/popularized this a few years back in a tutorial a few years back at [url][/url].