My new breadboard friendly PCB design

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My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by djgardn2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:35 am

Hello,

Just wanted show my latest board design that I have put together.

It is a breadboard friendly, completely through-hole PCB design, leaving two connections available on each side of the breadboard for each pinout of the PCB.

There is a modified version of my pinout printout on top of the microcontroller so it can be easily switched out for the chipKIT Pi pinout or the DP32 pinout (original printout version found here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3312).

I know the crystal distance is a little further than recommended, but it handles 115,200 baud rate without problems. You can plug in a USB breakout board module to be able to program/power the board too (mini-B or micro-B connector breakout boards, etc).

Check it out below:
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by majenko » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:06 am

Sweet! Does it have a name?

It needs a dedicated UECIDE definition for it now :)
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by djgardn2 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:13 am

That would be awesome if you added it to UECIDE, thanks for the offer.

I have thrown around different name ideas and I think I'm going to stick with calling the board MAKEmicro32.

Thank you.
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by majenko » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:26 am

Do you happen to have ready-made Board_Defs.h and Board_Data.c files for your board?
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by majenko » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:46 am

Also I need a "group" for it to go in. For instance, all the chipKIT ones go in the chipKIT group. All mine go in the Majenko Technologies group, etc. What would you like your group calling?
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by sharon » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:23 pm

D, you should call it Dare2Tech, like your website :)

Or whatever you want to call it :D

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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by djgardn2 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:28 pm

Thank you both for the responses, sorry for the delayed reply.

Yeah, I think for the group name I will pick my website name "Dare2Tech".

As for the board_defs and board_data, I haven't put anything together yet.

Since the pinout numbers are a printout for the board I guess it seems most logical to just re-number them all from 0 to 18 etc, in order, going around the chip (maybe changing osc1 as 17 and osc2 as 18, although they don't come out on the board to external pins), but I don't know if renumbering pins is critical or not since it might confuse Arduino pinout similarities (I'm open to suggestions). There aren't any built in LED's or buttons except reset&bootload, it is as bare bones as it can get.

If you would like I can look into putting something together tonight or tomorrow definitely, unless you have something put together already.

I appreciate both of your replies and the assistance putting that into your IDE majenko.
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by guymc » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:41 pm

You'll find some useful documentation linked here:

http://chipkit.net/add-custom-board-mpide/

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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by djgardn2 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:14 am

Thank you for the link, it's definitely useful.

I have put something together and plan to give it some final tests using the board very soon by the end of the night. Hopefully all works out well, I'll be putting together a new pinout printout as well for the board once its completed. Thanks.
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Re: My new breadboard friendly PCB design

Post by deladriere » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:43 am

Using Uecide I am trying to have DIY PIC32 breadboard working but am getting lost with all the different versions of the pins
what is the difference with the DP2 board ?
Why a new board ?
How de we choose between the MAKEmicro32 as DP32 or ChipkitPI ?
Can they use the same USB bootloader ?

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