Newbie in the block....
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> Yes I find it interesting also, is this all that is
> need as far as hardware goes to program the chips you
> were talking about? If so I may give it a try after I
> get a bit more comfortable with pics.
Yes. That "dongle" and PonyProg is all that is required to program an AVR
from the parallel port.
Note that on some of the AVR processors, the in-system programming (ISP)
interface share pins with a UART. You may need to add a MUX to the design to
isolate the two functions. I can provide you with an example schematic if
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