After running many simulations in AVR Studio, I'm ready for the real deal. For my first project, I thought I would buy a pre-made development board using the Mavric-II, which will be more then enough for what I'm working on (motor movement for various robotic arms and a few sensors). As this is my first project, I'm not totally sure which programmer I should get. The ATAVRISP is relatively cheap and it works with the Atmega128, which comes on board the Mavric-II. Is this sufficient for a beginners needs?
I appreciate any advice,