Useful links

Here is a small selection of websites, services or products that I found to be useful when working on my electronics projects. This list will be updated regularly.


Graphics:

A nice collection of icon fonts. These can be used to make the cases of your projects more interesting:
http://weloveiconfonts.com/


Programming microcontrollers:

GCBasic, an open source and very easy to learn language. It can compile native code for both AVR and PIC microcontrollers.
sourceforge.net/p/gcbasic/ 

AVR8-Burn-O-Mat is an open source GUI for the avrdude programmer. It makes things easy and best of all, it works on Windows, Linux and MacOS.
http://avr8-burn-o-mat.aaabbb.de/avr8_burn_o_mat_avrdude_gui_en.php

Online fuse calculator (Java-based):
http://avr8-burn-o-mat.aaabbb.de/avr8_burn_o_mat_avrdude_gui_online.php

USBASP is the best USB in-system programmer for AVR microcontrollers. It can be ordered online or built - complete instructions are available.
http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/


Making PCBs:

A detailed and easy to follow PCB creation tutorial (for photosensitive copper clad boards) by Nard Awater.
http://www.aplomb.nl/TechStuff/PCB_s/UVsource_PCB.html


Soldering resources:

Making homemade flux:
http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Flux,_flux,_flux