If you're looking to play with PICAXE microcontrollers on a computer with only USB, look no further! The PICAXE USB programming cable allows PICAXE micros to be programmed from any platform (Windows and Linux). The cable has the FT232R embedded into the USB connector and will show up on your computer as a new COM port. If you're using Windows you'll need to install some drivers, which can be found on the PICAXE download page below, it's really easy!
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Load the drivers, plug in the cable, get a new serial port, run the IDE, select that serial port, start downloading to the PICAXE.
Works perfectly with the PICAXE 8 Pin Proto Kit, which (sigh) SparkFun doesn't seem to carry any more.
It set up quickly and was recognized by the programming editor and connected with the bread boards and identified the PICAXE chip connected. I was able to program and modify programming in real time on the projects.
Hardware and software worked well the first time. No hassles
Ideal para descargar los programas al microcontrolador PICAXE, una conexiÃ³n sencilla por USB y el cable tiene la longitud correcta.
Funciona a la perfecciÃ³n!
Cable is perfect - five star, but shipping was slow.
The cable is working fine. I have been exploring programming the PICAXE 08M2+ chip in accordance with some experiments in "Make: Electronics". Thanks for your assistance. -- Tony G.
Installing the software driver was a little confusing for a 75 year old but I figured it out. The cable works perfectly every time.
It works great and standardizes the means to program the Picaxe family of mpu's. Serial ports are becoming obsolete on laptops whereas USB ports are taking over. This is a big PLUS.
It does the job it was designed for perfectly.