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Prototyping board anygood?
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Prototyping board anygood?

by hgds on Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:31 pm

Is this board any good guys>
http://futurlec.com/PIC18F4550_Board.shtml
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by westfw on Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:43 pm

define "good." What do you want to do with it? I mean, it looks like a good value to me, but...
    1) It's a PIC. I mean... EWWW :-)
    2) It's not clear to me whether those nice peripherals on one side have any actual connections to the PIC, or whether you're supposed to string wires clear across the board.
    3) The (male) connectors apparently provided for signal breakout aren't particularly compatible with the (female) protoboard. You'll need special jumpers.
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Re: Prototyping board anygood?

by tyggerjai on Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:41 am

hgds wrote:Is this board any good guys>
http://futurlec.com/PIC18F4550_Board.shtml


The other main problem with Futurlec, of course, and especially the ETT stuff, is documentation. If you're lucky, it'll be in Thai, with a recognisable diagram here and there.

Which said, the board looks fairly straightforward if the pinouts from the chip are obvious.

Unless you have a reason for wanting to work with PIC, though, it really is hard to argue against the Arduino as a prototyping platform. An Arduino, a breadboard, and a handful of parts will cost about the same, and have extensive community support and documentation.

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