Completed this a while ago, but was too lazy to write a post. Anyways, here it is, my new and (aesthetically) improved PICkit 2 clone. As I’ve mention in this post, I didn’t come up with the circuit but got it from MCU Hobby.
What I did was redo the layout. Everything is surface mounted, even the header that’s not supposed to be.
First, let’s look at how my old PICkit 2 clone looked like: