chipKIT: Open source PIC USB and Ethernet drivers?

According to Microchip Digilent is currently working on a USB, Ethernet, and CAN shield for the chipKIT. This is a really interesting project because it means drivers for PIC USB and Ethernet peripherals will be released. To jive with the Arduino community those drivers will need to be open source. We’ve had nothing but problems […]

chipKIT PIC32 compiler Q&A

You had a lot of unanswered questions about the chipKIT compiler. Here’s some answers from Jason Kajita, a compiler developer. Jason wants to us to emphasize that this is the current plan and subject to change. Thanks for the lengthy answers! Is there any new open source code in the chipKIT compiler – files that […]

chipKIT conference call: Yes, it’s all open source

Microchip, makers of PIC mircocontrollers, must feel left out of the hobby buzz surrounding the Arduino. Unable to buy Atmel outright, they did the next most sensible thing and released a duo of open source Arduino-compatible boards. Microchip got the guys at Fair Use Building and Research to add PIC support to the Arduino IDE. […]

Interview with Seeed Studio on postal delays

Airmail packages from Seeed Studio have been extremely slow lately. We’re currently waiting on circuit boards and other goodies to arrive from Seeed Studio. Our order left Seeed promptly, but delivery is taking weeks. Lots of other people have experienced long shipping times too. We sent Seeed a list of questions to get a handle […]