So I'm working on a reconfigurable programming board for my microcontrollers. Here is a quick shot of it.
So it's mostly a breadboard in some ways...LOL, but mainly I wanted the ability to have a ICSP connection and I was originally just going to directly connect it underneath to the right pins for the pic 16F913, but decided to just put a header on the other side of the ICSP header and then I can run wire and reconfigure it, as needed. This gives it a little more flexibility, and I don't have to disconnect and try to figure out which wires went where whenever I disconnect the ICSP header from the board.
The benefit to this is now I can program my Pic 16F684, and any other 28 or less pin PIC, I would like to add a power header to the board for additional hookup, but for now this will work I believe, and fortunately I will have the freedom to add to it as needed.
Perf Board from Radio Shack
Headers from Electronics Parts in Albuquerque
IC socket headers from Electronics Parts in Albuquerque
Solder (obviously....hmm wonder if we can come up with a solderless compound....ohhhh I like)
What if you put a lot of conductive material in a superglue form for example, you could "solder" by literally no heat....ok I'm talking crazy. Have a great day.