Willem True USB Programmer - GQ-2X

Willem True USB Programmer - GQ-2X
by on (#94554)
I finally got around to ordering a GQ-4X programmer and no longer need my old GQ-2X. I used it for the last few years to program EEPROMs and 8-bit AVR MCUs.

http://www.mcumall.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3154

It still works great but there are a few limitations to the GQ-2X...

- Requires you to flip switches when changing chip types
- Only supported on 32-bit Windows systems *
- Does not support many newer devices (CPLD, MCUs, etc.)

* It will work in a 32-bit VM on a 64-bit host running VMWare Workstation. May even work on an ESXi 5 host with USB passthrough.

Free to a good home but there is one catch. I'd like to give it to someone who actually needs it - i.e., you've written a demo ROM or something cool that you'd like to turn into a physical cart but for whatever reason can't spend the money on a programmer. If you let me know what size chip you need for your ROM I'll see if I have any spares in that size.

And PLEASE, don't be a jerk and say you need it if you haven't written a ROM or can afford to go buy your own programmer. I'd really like to help someone who has spent time on a project and just needs a little help putting it on a physical cart.

by on (#94557)
Give it to me so that I will take it apart to do some reverse engineering on it and make some fresh schematic and PCB! lol

by on (#94575)
FARID wrote:
Give it to me so that I will take it apart to do some reverse engineering on it and make some fresh schematic and PCB! lol

Eh, I don't think this thing is worth wasting your time on. If you want to design a really cool open source programmer, make one that's network enabled. I can't seem to find a network enabled chip programmer for any kind of reasonable price. I'd like to build something like that after I finish up the ENIO.

by on (#94823)
PM sent.