chipKIT® Development Platform

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New website

Posted 2023-04-22 14:54:22 by Majenko

We have a new-look website! Gone is the old broken phpBB forums. Gone is the old bug-ridden Wordpress. Gone is the impossible-to-manage Mediawiki! Instead now we have a single integrated custom-built website.

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Announcing: Project Gamma. The most powerful TFT screen around.

Posted 2019-07-10 05:16:13 by Majenko


Yes, that's right. A powerful TFT screen. A 3.5" TFT screen with a PIC32MZ on it.

That's quite a combination, it has to be said.  200MHz of raw power plus a 320x480 TFT screen.

And that's not all. There's also a 16-bit stereo DAC for rich audio!

And an SD card slot.

And two USB interfaces.

And... and... and...

The list goes on.  It has to be said, this is quite an impressive bit of kit. If you are looking to build a user interface that is second to none then this is the development board for you.

Here's a quick list of everything it has:

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BME280 Weather Station

Posted 2018-01-06 11:38:03 by Majenko


BME280 is a fully integrated environmental unit from Bosch that combines sensors for pressure, humidity, and temperature into a single tiny 8-pin metal-lid LGA package. Because of its compact size, ease of use (BME280 supports standard I2C and SPI interfaces), and availability of supporting open-source Arduino libraries, BME280 is very popular among hobbyists and weather enthusiasts.

This project describes

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HelveKit Robot: A chipKIT Robot Design

Posted 2018-01-06 11:36:59 by Majenko


There are plenty of "how to design a robot" tutorials out there; this is not one of them. Why is this one different? Because the author, GastonLagaffe, doesn't want to tell you what to do, as he doesn't want to limit your creativity. :) His personal goals for this robot were for it to be small, autonomous, cheap, easy to solder, easy to program, with plenty of holes, and swarm capable, and although the journey to get from concept to implementation took him 12 months, he learned a lot along the way.

So if you want to make a robot, why not dream big as you read about how

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Serial seven segment LED display shield for chipKIT

Posted 2018-01-06 11:35:37 by Majenko

Seven segment LED displays are brighter, more attractive, and provide a far viewing distance as well as a wider viewing angle compared to LCD displays. This project describes a serial seven segment LED display shield for chipKIT Uno32 or compatible boards. The shield consists of eight 0.56″ seven segment displays that are driven by one MAX7219 chip. The shield also features a light dependent resistor (LDR) to implement adaptive brightness control to the LED displays. The chipKIT Uno32 board can sense the surrounding illumination level by reading the LDR output through A0 or A1 analog input channel, and use that information to

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