Originally Posted by ragnar
Aye, you can get the ic's from octopoart.com
For example, the AT90USB162 you can type into the site and when you click the first link (always go for the first link) you will see this.
Choose any supplier, it lists suppliers in the states as well as Europe and Asia.
As an example I picked Farnell, which gave me this.
The problem with just getting the ic's is that you need a programmer to flash it, you can get one from sparkfun for not too cheap.
Some distributers will flash the chip for you if you send them the .hex, which is shared from the guy who made this open source, but I have not seen such a company doing that for small <100's units.
So now you have the IC, you need a crystal and USB cable. The crystal you can get from farnel as well.
You need a 16 MHZ crystal. You can desolder a 16mhz crystal from something you already have, such as a remote control or anything of the sort if you are REALLY cheap
You should use a breadboard, which you can get from radioshack for a few bucks.
You can get a 5volt voltage regulator from RS as well if you want to power the jig from some outer source such as a wall wart, or you can power it from the USB Vcc from the ps3.
The SMD to DIP adapter is a PITA, you can get one from:
The ic's are .8 pitch and 64 pins from what I see, so stick with that one. You can solder magnet wires to the ic and not use a SMD adapter, but you need very steady hands, good lighting, a good tip, and a hell of a lot of luck/skill
All in all, this is more expensive than the JIG when you count together the shipping, but if you have some of these parts already, which I guess you do, such as the crystal and breadboard, then it should break even.
Best of luck!