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The Paper-USBasp is a Paper-PCB version of an USB in-circuit programmer for Atmel AVR controllers. The board based on the USBasp Board of Thomas Fischl. On the paper version the serial connection (RX and TX) were removed. A jumper for 3.6V was added.

The Paper USBasp can be perfectly combined with the Programming Board for programming AVR chips:

Or certainly it can be used to burn your bootloader on your Paperduino-Uno:

Here: one find all schematics and manuals for the original USBasp board. They are similar to the paper version of the programmer.



Here is a manual for burning the firmware



  • Atmega8 or Atmega48
  • IC socket, 28 pin
  • 2 LEDs red, green
  • 1 elkos 4,7µF
  • 1 capacitors 100nF
  • 2 capacitors 22pF
  • 2 diodes 1N4007
  • 2 z-diodes 3.6V
  • resistors: 1x 2,2kOhm, 2x 68Ohm, 1x 10kOhm, 3x 270Ohm
  • USB socket
  • 10 pin socket
  • pins and jumper


The Paper-USBasp was designed by Wolfgang Spahn 2013.
It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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