About a month or 2 ago I decided a build a little development board for an atMega16 avr chip, because I didn’t want to build a breadboard for every single application. So with a friend of mine we made the schematic and designed a board with a lot of pinouts for the most common used applications including serial communication, two wire interface (TWI/I2C), analog digital conversion, i/o (switches and leds), and some timer/counter pins.
The schematic and board; you can also download them here.
The features are:
-8 analog digital inputs or 8 digital in/outputs pinout
-SCL and SDA pinout (TWI/I2C) (with extra VCC and GND for supply the TWI device)
-2 servo connectors
-2 external interrupt pinout
-Serial communication to a standard FTDI header
-Supply through FTDI, ICSP or terminal block
-Led for power-on and serial communication
-Extra VCC and GND
We build this board to learn about the use of all these functions which are included in a microcontroller, and to make it easier to use them.
It looks like I finally can mill PCB’s at home, and don’t have to etch them anymore, which saves me quite some time and the mess of the liquid 😉
Now it’s time to program some AVR’s!
Hope you like it!