Designing a PIC24 development board

Brian Dorey has designed and built a PIC24 development board, that is available at GitHub: One problem we found was trying to prototype code using this microcontroller as unlike Arduino and any ARM microcontrollers there isn’t a small easy to use prototyping board available for the PIC24 chip.  Microchip make an Explorer 16 Development Board which […]

A development board for the ESP8266-03

Limpkin has developed a development board for the ESP8266-03: The ESP8266 modules come with a pre-loaded firmware that will accept some commands through their UART interface (connect to wifi, open udp socket, send data to this IP…). Moreover, since Espressif recently released their SDK you can now load your own custom programs using the existing bootloader. […]

The ultimate comparison of IOT development boards

The ultimate comparison of IOT development boards: With this post we wanted to compare the latest arrived boards in the world of hobbyists electronics with devices that were already on the market. We highlighted the pros and cons of the most prominent alternatives with the aim of helping our readers to choose the one better […]

Simple ATmega325 development board

Here is an open source ATmega325 development board designed by Dilshan.  The board includes a crystal oscillator circuit for the MCU, a MAX232 serial driver, hardware reset button, and breakouts for all the MCU pins. This post is about simple Atmega325 development board which I was designed and build to test some large AVR systems. […]

Eridani Cortex M3 development board is on sale

Brian decided to close shop on the Cotex M3 development boards. His brainchild, the Eridani, is based on TI’s Stellaris LM3S3651 and features USB OTG functionality. He has stopped sales, and would like to sell off or trade leftover boards that need some rework. I have a hand full of Eridani’s that need rework. I […]

PIC-based game development platforms

FUN BitPack is designed for developing games on Orbit16 PIC24 and PIC32 development boards. It has a Nokia 3310 display, a Joystick, two buttons, and a buzzer: FUN BitPack is suitable for making hand-held videogames such as our “ORbitSnake”, a Snake game version for ORbit16 (see Below). To enter the bootloader with FUN BitPack attached, […]

Breakout board for PIC16F628/88/1827/1847 microcontrollers

Raj designed a development board for some of the popular PIC16F microcontrollers. It features everything necessary to get them going. The board includes a reset button, crystal oscillator, power supply, and a pin controlled LED. If you are planning on developing an application using 18-pin PIC16F series microcontroller, this board provides all the basic elements […]

Raspberry Pi stackable Arduino compatible board

Osbock let us know about his Raspberry Pi stackable Arduino compatible board design. An Arduino is gently introduces to a Raspberry Pi header. Most will find the UART connection the easiest way to communicate between the boards. A header is available for the Fastrax UP501 GPS, DS3234 real time clock, Micro-SD card slot, and a […]

Stellaris LaunchPad is another cheapie dev-board to get you hooked

Texas Instruments is set to release a LaunchPad development board for their Stellaris Cortex M4 based DSPs. The release date is set for 25th of September. If your register on their site, you’ll have the ability to pre-order these boards for $5. The cheapie dev-boards just keep on coming.

SenseMote wireless sensors and actuators via Arduino

SenseMote is an alternative firmware for the Ciseco XRF CC1110 module. It enables you to build wireless sensors and actuators via an Arduino-like sketch language. I believe that the gateway, the “sensehub”, has a lower BOM cost than Nanode or any other open source wireless gateways and has more flexibility due to the CC1100-style radio. […]

Eaglefree PIC18F2550 development board

Jose built a PIC18F2550 development board. It’s on a single layer with all through-hole components, making it friendly to DIY PCB etchers. It was designed using the Eagle free license constraints, and fits within the 10cmX8cm board format. The board features: 8 LEDs. 4 push buttons with pull-down 220Ω resistors. 2 potentiometers. 1 relay with […]

Chronoduino board v0.3

The Chronoduino uses an Atmega168PA microprocessor. On the peripheral side there is a DS1337 RTC, a BMP085 barometric/temperature sensor, and a MCP73831 Li-Po battery charging IC. Numerous headers as well as two buttons, LED, and a buzzer are on the board. The idea behind the project is to design an Arduino watch platform (hence, quite unimaginatively – Chronoduino) that’s also […]