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DP32 Deluxe

Created Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:34:38 +0000 by caroper


Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:34:38 +0000

I have just posted an entry in the WIKI introducing the changes I have made to my DP32 board in order to turn it into a versatile and feature rich development platform. The entry may be found here: I posted it in the default location, if a WIKI moderator would like to move it to a suitable subcategory please go ahead and do so. As always I am open to comments, discussion and correction, so please have a look and let me know your thoughts.

Cheers Chris


Sun, 17 Nov 2013 22:33:42 +0000

In the interface section of the above I forgot to mention the Seeedstudio Grove system as a contender, I dismissed it for lack of documentation as I could find no information on the specification of the interface nor schematics for the available modules. Neither could I find any licensing information. The range looks promising though and as the connectors are only 4 pin it should be easy to build an adaptor board for the mikroBUS interface or use the ICSP port.

If anyone has any info on Grove please let me know.

Cheers Chris


Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:55:50 +0000

Hi Chris,

This sounds interesting, but we can't see the post from that link. Here is a better one:




Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:45:31 +0000

Thanks Guy,

I am new to this WIKI stuff, only my second entry and I need all the help and proofreading I can get :)

I also noticed that the reply I made to a comment a few days ago has disappeared and some strange formatting errors have creped in. All I need to do is try and work out how to edit a WIKI Entry :)

For those wondering when the "How to" Articles will appear there has been a slight delay. I discovered several issues with the NXP PCF8574 Remote 8-bit I/O expander I used in the prototype and I have decided it is not fit for this application. I have ordered a stock of MCP23008 Microchip 8bit port expanders instead, As I have already used the MCP23017 on the breadboard I confident it will solve the problem. I will have to try and make the Libraries compatible with the LCD drivers etc. though.

Cheers Chris