Someone with experience with TTPSU

This is what I got from Johnny Norre about the LCD :

The display code is rather "relaxed", so it should work with any KS0066U ot HD44780 based display, this covers almost all character/non-graphic 16x1 displays on the marked. A 20x1 display can also be used, but the last 4 characters will of cause not be used by the code. "

and about the IC :

iCA01 USB Microchip PIC Programmer Set (ICSP & Adapter) on eBay (end time 21-Dec-10 09:34:58 GMT)

this is the best way to program one.

The updates are all on the website :

The only thing is the fact that the circuit could have some problems with AC Noise