The Microcontroller (MCU) Universal ZIF Socket Assembly is perfect for hooking up a PICKit and programming 18-40 pin PIC IC's til' the cows come home!
This all-in-one programming assembly has one 18-pin, one 20-pin and one 40-pin DIP ZIF socket. The sockets allow one to quickly insert and remove a chip without special tools and program all kinds of different DIP chip varieties.
This product has an ICSP header onboard for interfacing directly to a PICKIT programmer to program PIC chips. This assembly, which includes a frosted acrylic enclosure, could also be adapted (hacked) to program other type MCUs like Atmel chips. Always remember a hobby knife and extra wire are your friends!