DIY PIC Programmer
Member Cobey made his own schematic for http://usbpicprog.org‘s open source PIC programmer. We held a class to solder these circuit boards together, then learned how to program the chips and write C code for them.
By building and using this USB PIC programmer, you can program microchip PIC series of 10F, 12F, 16F, 18F, 24F, 30F. This is also an EEPROM programmer as it supports 12Cxx EEPROM. The hardware is as simple as possible, the current version only contains one PIC18F2550, 4 mosfets, and besides the connectors a hand full of passive components.