Web Platform

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Project Summary
Name: Web Platform
Buy it: Get one for Discontinued at Seeed Studio
Price: Discontinued
Status: Mature
Manufacturing: Discontinued
Forum: Web Platform Forum

The Dangerous Prototypes web platform is a tiny server designed for networked hacks where a full PC is inconvenient. There’s lots of interesting projects that bridge the internet to microcontrollers, but most of them have a PC in the middle to handle network stuff. This business card-sized internet appliance can connect to web services, control physical objects from a browser interface, or email sensor status reports; no PC intermediary required!



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My web platform has just arrived. Now what?

Learn about the web platform design.

The original web platform blog post has been moved here and updated. You can still find the original article and comments here.



See the example HardwareProfile.h file for a complete list of peripheral connections.




Microchip TCP/IP stack

The Microchip TCP/IP stack is freely available, but we can't distribute the code. There is now an archive of older versions, Microchip Application Libraries v2010-02-09 (TCPIP stack v5.20b) should work. The version 5.36.2 stack also works with some bug fixes (see SD card web server demo article below for details).

uIP TCP/IP stack

uIP is an open source TCP/IP stack that currently has fewer features than the Microchip stack.



PIC24 Library Collection

  • The Web Platform is supported by the PIC24 library collection of examples and functions for working with PIC24/dsPIC33 hardware peripherals. It features a getting started guide, a library with lots of useful functions, and a simple event driven operating system.

Other demos


The web platform uses the ds30 Loader GPL licensed bootloader.


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PIC Tutorials

These general tutorials from the tutorial page apply to the web platform.





  • PCB art: CC-0/ CC-BY-SA*
  • Bootloader: GPL (from ds30 Loader project)
  • Firmware: CC-0 (see source, excluding Microchip TCP/IP stack)
  • The web platform is a development board and we believe that you should be able to use it (or parts of it) however you want. We release our parts of the PCB and schematic into the public domain (or Creative Commons 0, your choice). All recent hardware files use custom parts, but the first version of the web platform used a FTDI chip and USB jack from SparkFun's CC-BY-SA part library and were CC-BY-SA.