Description: 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!
Based on 4 ratings:
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.
Hardware and software worked well the first time. No hassles
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.