I just got Pololu PGM03A programmer and ATMEGA328P-PU chip. The problem is that the programmer doesn't come with any 'case' where I can put the chip on so I'm guessing I have to wire it manually. I followed this guide:
Only difference is that I got 6 pin cable.
I double checked the wiring, exact match, but when I power up the programmer, the red LED is blinking, meaning it can't find the chip. I replaced the chip, but still the same thing happens.
I noticed that this person has extra power/ground connections to the chip:
Is this what I'm missing? can I safely connect it like this without burning it down? thanks!
UPDATE: I tried to connect the additional VCC and GROUND connections, but still nothing changes.