I've just tweet
for which you answered@adafruit has cool kits but I wish they upgraded them to be USB capable instead of using ISP / serial programmer. No DIPs in this case.
so here I am.@mondalaci which kits? please post up in the forums - adafruit.com/forums/ thanks!
By now I've built several of your kits such as the SpokePOV, the MiniPOV and TV-B-Gone.
MiniPOV is the most annoying one because it uses a serial port for reprogramming. I mean c'mon, it's not the 90s anymore. :) I do understand that this is probably an old kit that hasn't been upgraded but if it ever gets updated then this should be the #1 improvement to make. Althought USB to serial adapters are inexpensive, I'm not thrilled by the idea of buying yet another gadget just for MiniPOV.
As for some your other kits like SpokePOV and TV-B-Gone it'd be nice to make them reprogrammable directly through USB, but not having USB capable AVRs in DIP packages could make this a bad idea for starters since SOIC is the friendliest package for USB capable AVRs.
Thanks and keep it up!