Nuts & Volts: It’s All About the Uno32 Hardware

chipKIT Uno32 Development Board
chipKIT Uno32 Development Board

Take a deep dive into the hardware of the chipKIT Uno32 in this #ThrowbackThursday post that features a March 2012 article from our friends at Nuts & Volts Magazine. Fred Eady, the author, talks about the Arduino hardware model, describing it as “a perfect example of a universal electronic cluster design.” Eady discusses the serial USB interface in depth, and also examines and explains the schematics for powering the chipKIT Uno32 board. Finally, he ends with a deep dive into the Basic I/O Shield, the code libraries that give this board functionality, and the reasoning behind abstraction of the library code.

To read it all download the full article and enjoy!

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Fritzing and chipKIT

Digilent using Fritzing to show a button and LED circuit with chipKIT Uno32
Using Fritzing to show a button and LED circuit with chipKIT Uno32

Fritzing! Some of you may have heard of it, some of you might not have, but maybe you’ve seen images like the above. Whether you know about Fritzing or not, you might want to check out Digilent’s blogpost because you might learn something new about Fritzing and chipKIT that you didn’t already know.

Having said that, you might also want to check out Fritzing’s website, where some of the chipKIT boards have already been added and tagged with ‘chipKIT’ in the Projects section. Since Fritzing is all about open-source hardware, you could download any one of the available chipKIT boards and add it to “My Parts” in the Fritzing app, then do with it as your little heart desires.

Happy Fritzing!

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