Orangutan USB Programmer

Orangutan USB Programmer
Pololu item #: 740 0 in stock

Price break Unit price (US$)
1 27.95
10 24.95

This compact programmer can program the Orangutan, Orangutan SV-168, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan robot controllers, as well as the 3pi robot, through a USB connection. The on-board USB-to-serial adapter allows the unit to look like a serial AVRISP programmer to your programming software. The serial port TX and RX lines are connected to separate pads so that the programmer can also be used as a USB-to-serial adapter.

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Documentation and other information

Pololu Orangutan USB Programmer User’s Guide (Printable PDF: usb_programmer.pdf)

User’s guide for the Pololu Orangutan USB Programmer, including information about using AVR Studio and troubleshooting tips.

CP2102 USB-to-Serial Bridge Driver Installation (Printable PDF: cp2102_driver_installation.pdf)

CP2102 Drivers and installation instructions for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The CP2102 is used on the Pololu USB-to-Serial Adapter, the Orangutan USB Programmer, the USB 16-Servo Controller, and the Orangutan X2.


File downloads

CP2102 drivers for Windows (4MB zip)
CP2102 drivers for Mac OS X (723k dmg)
Firmware update version 1.4 for the Orangutan USB Programmer revision PGM02B (47k pgm)
This version fixes a bug where the programming lines could be left driven high if the programming process failed. Please see section 8 of the user’s guide for firmware update instructions.
Sample AVR Studio 4 project to blink an LED (14k zip)
This is a sample AVR Studio project that will blink an LED on an Orangutan, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan.
Pololu Orangutan USB Programmer guia de usuario (1MB pdf)
A Spanish version of our Pololu Orangutan USB Programmer’s user’s guide provided by customer Jaume B.