Ben Heck’s DIY PIC32 Dev board

Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in DIY, PIC by DP

In this video Ben Heck of Element14 demonstrates how he build his own PIC32 development board.

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4 Responses to “Ben Heck’s DIY PIC32 Dev board”

  1. boz says:

    Nice instructional video, he makes it all look so easy

  2. Chris says:

    Ya that was a waste of 5 minutes of my time. Cobbling stuff together isn’t fancy engineering !

  3. ewertz says:

    I’m guessing that you could have those boards made in China and DHL’d them overnight for about a third of that cost. I knew Pentalogix would be fairly outrageous, but that exceeded my most negative expectations.

    Other than that, it was a fairly representative video of all of the steps, if one has never seen it run through before. I guess if I were trying to set a land speed record for hand-soldering with solid core solder, my board would look like that. Pro-amateur tip, use smaller diameter solder for SMT soldering and forego all of the jellybeans

    That and the PCB cost were the only parts that I thought were that difficult to stomach. For a project like this, 99% of us would choose to pay 1/6 of that and wait the extra week.

    All in all, not a terrible overview video if one hasn’t seen all of this done before, by all means.

  4. KH says:

    Quick! Someone pass the hat around so we can buy Ben a many-hands tool!!! :-) :-p
    Remember folks, it’s a Farnell sales vid.
    If I buy PIC32s, I’m already a >=PicKit3 user and I can make a learning board with a stripboard and a PIC32 that is SPDIP28 in a couple of hours.

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