i'm in australia and its hard as to find anywhere that sells these, and most places that do charge more then the jailbreak dongle would cost lol
I'm wondering the same thing. Looks like it will cost about 10$ and an hour of solder fumes to build this... just need to know how to flash it, and if the code released is compatible with this the Atmega164PA.
For example, the AT90USB162 you can type into the site and when you click the first link (always go for the first link) you will see this.
Choose any supplier, it lists suppliers in the states as well as Europe and Asia.
As an example I picked Farnell, which gave me this.
The problem with just getting the ic's is that you need a programmer to flash it, you can get one from sparkfun for not too cheap.
Some distributers will flash the chip for you if you send them the .hex, which is shared from the guy who made this open source, but I have not seen such a company doing that for small <100's units.
So now you have the IC, you need a crystal and USB cable. The crystal you can get from farnel as well.
You need a 16 MHZ crystal. You can desolder a 16mhz crystal from something you already have, such as a remote control or anything of the sort if you are REALLY cheap
You should use a breadboard, which you can get from radioshack for a few bucks.
You can get a 5volt voltage regulator from RS as well if you want to power the jig from some outer source such as a wall wart, or you can power it from the USB Vcc from the ps3.
The SMD to DIP adapter is a PITA, you can get one from:
The ic's are .8 pitch and 64 pins from what I see, so stick with that one. You can solder magnet wires to the ic and not use a SMD adapter, but you need very steady hands, good lighting, a good tip, and a hell of a lot of luck/skill
All in all, this is more expensive than the JIG when you count together the shipping, but if you have some of these parts already, which I guess you do, such as the crystal and breadboard, then it should break even.
Best of luck!
I said in the earlier post about soldering it, you can get that SMD adapter and stick it onto your breadboard.
The programming might be difficult, but you can make one if you have a parallel port in your computer or if you want to buy more ic's you can make one yourself Though I would recommend buying a programmer for someone just starting out with microcontrollers.
awesome man thanks for all your help.
i'm really thinking i want to give this a try the only thing stopping me at this point is being able to programme the chip. if i can't find someone to do it for me its going to be a pain cause the programmers themselves are fairly expensive over here and it would be better off just buying the board for $50.
but i can get a cheap breadboard from dicksmiths for $2, the chip for $5 and the crystal for cheap as well so might be worth it and would be more fun