Whats the best way to program the Orangutan SVP-1284 using a mac? Should i run windows inside vmware and use it that way?
I’ve had many bad experiences with using USB devices on virtual machines but I have not tried VMWare. If it works for you, then great.
You could also get a separate programmer like our Pololu USB AVR Programmer. You’ll need a Windows machine to put a special version of the firmware on it in order for it to support the Mac, but after that you can do all your development from the Mac. More details are in the Pololu USB AVR Programmer’s User’s Guide: