Created Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:57:27 +0000 by caroper
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:57:27 +0000
For anyone that is keen to use the PIC32MX250F128B on a breadboard I have created a layout that I intend to use in an upcoming set of tutorials.
The Breadbord Layout and getting started notes may be found at this link: [url]http://www.eevblog.com/forum/microcontrollers/chipkit-bb-32-diy-chipkit-on-a-breadboard/msg248013/#msg248013[/url]
For those who need more hand holding I will be following it up with more detailed construction, Installation and use instructions in the next few days and weeks.
It is based on the ChipKIT DP32 but using fewer components to reduce Breadboard real estate and cost for Students in 3rd World countries.
Any feedback and suggestions of what can be done with is to make interesting tutorials is greatly appreciated.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:09:44 +0000
Very nice. Got everything you need there. Not sure I go a bundle on the yellow breadboard though - makes some of the components and wires hard to see. Have you considered Fritzing? Or is that too Arduino ;)
Also, do you have something against the mac? [attachment=0]hatemac.png[/attachment] :P
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:34:11 +0000
Very nice. Got everything you need there. Not sure I go a bundle on the yellow breadboard though - makes some of the components and wires hard to see. Have you considered Fritzing? Or is that too Arduino ;) Also, do you have something against the mac? [attachment=0]hatemac.png[/attachment] :P
I agree with you on the colours but unfortunately that is the only option in Lochmaster, I will have a look at Fritzing. I had heard of it in passing but never considered getting into it.
As for the reduced font it is that bl**dy Forum software, it works on the basis of "what you see is what you hope to get". Each post takes about 10 edits to sort out all the corrupt tags, each edit introduces more problems than the previous one fixed, and don't EVER try to post formated Text in there, it goes totally crazy :)
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:06:30 +0000
I was not very taken by what Fritzing had to offer in this case, so I pressed Paint.net into service instead. This is the result, but it was a lot of work relative to the original.
With practice I may be able to speed things up for the Tutorial graphics.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:40:48 +0000
Fritzing is a little strange, yes. Takes some getting used to, but once you do you wonder why you bothered ;)
It has a large number of idiosyncrasies, but the end results are reasonable enough for teaching people simple designs, like how to wire up an LED...