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Programming PICs & Stamps Is So Easy!

TEAclippers are a portable, target-powered firmware programmers for Microchip PIC microcontrollers and Parallax BASIC Stamps.  About the same weight and size as a nickel (US 5 cent coin), they can be readily transported and plugged into a PCB or prototyping board containing the microcontroller requiring programming.

TEAclippers makes it easy to sell firmware and also to deliver updates to products already delivered to customers.


  • Currently supports a wide variety of PICs and Stamps

  • Planned support for other microcontrollers.

  • Limited-download feature that counts the number of devices programmed.  When the limit is reached the TEAclipper refuses to program any more, allowing firmware to be sold on a per-copy basis

  • Encrypted delivery secures against copying.

  • Unique serial numbers and license codes can be written to each target device programmed.

  • Powered in-situ by target circuit

  • TEAclipper USB adapter used for charging TEAclippers with firmware.

Data Sheets





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How to Make Your Products TEAclipper-Ready at Zero Cost


TEAclipper Programming a Target PCB

How They Work

The HexWax Explorer application is used to load TEAclippers with firmware using the TEAclipper USB Adapter. Target devices are then programmed by temporarily inserting the TEAclipper into the device’s circuit. 

The connection can be a PCB header or simply leaning against plate-through holes on a PCB.  For prototyping, TEAclippers can be inserted into breadboards.. 

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Supported Microcontrollers