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  • I used one of these on my Arduino Uno and it works great for programming ATMega328 ICs as stand-along Arduino chips. (I don't use it to load the bootloader, just sketches.) Installation clearance was limited for direct installation as others have commented. I soldered 0.10" headders to the socket pins, then soldered it onit to my Uno after desoldering the IC from the PCA. I damaged one of these ZIF sockets because of overheating while trying to line up the header pins during the soldering but it worked fine the second time and the whole thing works to this day. (Maybe I should do an Instructable...)