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If you're in the business of creating multiple boards (like we are!) you might find that testing and programming a single board at a time can be a bit tedious. It is much easier (and faster) if you can hook up multiple boards to run your testing procedures all at once - a process called gang programming.
So when we started expanding production and creating many boards, our testing guru Pete Lewis set out to explore the world of gang programming. What he found was a bit discouraging - many options he found either did not exactly meet our needs or were quite expensive (like $11,000 expensive - yikes). So in classic SparkFun fashion, Pete set out to create a DIY solution.
Did he succeed? Oh yeah! Pete was able to create a fantastic system for ganged programming that we use currently in our SparkFun production process. Check out his tutorial to learn how you can do gang programming at home!