Protostack gave us an ATmega168A development board and USBasp programmer to give away. This is the latest version of the AVR through-hole development board, it has with a flexible power supply and huge prototyping area.
We’ve watched the Protostack board evolve over several years, and it just keeps getting more refined. The introductory tutorials are really good too, and cover a lot of basic microcontroller concepts that apply to any platform. Check out some of the tutorials:
- Driving a 7 segment display with a 4511 BCD to 7 Segment Driver
- Introduction to 74HC595 shift register – Controlling 16 LEDs
- Character LCD Displays – Part 1
- Character LCD Displays – Part 2
- Debouncing a switch
Have an idea for this board? Leave it in the comments. On Thursday we’ll give away the board to a commenter on this thread.
More photos below the fold.