I acquired a couple of CUIs and was hoping to use them to get started with microcontrollers (I am completely new to this stuff).
I'm trying to figure out how to use the USB interface to program the MCU. I need to burn a bootloader and the page suggests using an ICD2.
1) Looking at the ICD2 user guide, I don't understand how I would connect the ICD to the CUI - I don't know how I would use the ICD2 connector with the CUI. (The newer ICD3 seems to have the same connector)
2) Since it seems I would not need the ICD after burning the bootloader, I was wondering if there were other (cheaper) options to an ICD2. I've looked at some cheaper PIC programmers, but I don't understand how to connect them to the CUI, either.
3) Where would I find a bootloader?