I am a newbie to electronics and currently working on my very first electronics project on Atmega16.I want to make sure that no matter how high current is supplied(by mistake), it shouldn't damage my laptop.So here's what I did till now,
I was warned that if the voltage regulator doesn't work as intended and large current enters the circuit it will not only damage my circuit but also laptop's port and fry the motherboard. So, in theory, I thought if I don't connect VCC coming from my laptop to USBASP then my laptop should be safe. So my question is, 1)is it a good idea to not connect VCC from the computer and completely be dependent on an external source for power? 2)if yes then will I face some issues while programming the device as I am not supplying the VCC from a computer? 3)Also is it ok to disconnect ground from the laptop also?
Also here is the back of the board.I want to remove the white and brown wire which are ground and VCC to ensure the safety of my laptop. Is it a good idea? And sorry for terrible soldering.It was my very first soldering experience.
I know this is not a discussion forum but still, if anyone finds a mistake in the circuit and if this platform permits such discussion then I will be pleased to hear it as I can correct them and avoid such mistakes in future. If not then please ignore this part and let me know in comments I will remove this from question.