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USB Bit Whacker - 18F2553 PTH Kit

SKU: DEV-08265

$42.29 AUD, inc GST
$38.45 AUD, exc GST

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USB Bit Whacker - 18F2553 PTH Kit

SKU: DEV-08265

$42.29 AUD, inc GST
$38.45 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product

This product has been retired and kept here for reference.

This is an easy to assemble, through-hole kit version of the popular UBW board. This is a spectacular little development board featuring the PIC18F2553. Based on the work of Brian Schmalz, the UBW is a small board with a command interpreter for basic input and output control. When attached to a Windows/Max OS X/Linux computer, the UBW will show up as an RS232 Com port! You control the individual I/O pins on the PIC through simple serial commands. This is a kit and includes a pre-programmed 18F2553 and both male and female connectors so you can choose which connector you would prefer.

The 18F2553 comes pre-programmed with a USB bootloader. This means you can create HEX files using any compiler or assembler (C18, CC8e, SDCC) and then load that HEX file onto the PIC without an external programmer - directly over USB! Power is obtained over USB.

Please download the Microchip USB Bootloader below. Please see the UBW home page for more information.

Note: This product is a collaboration with Brian Schmalz. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.

Features:

  • Reset Button
  • General Input Button (also used to enter program mode during a reset)
  • USB Connection
  • 14 General I/O
  • TX/RX (can be used as a USB to UART converter board)
  • 20MHz Resonator
  • Two Status LEDs
  • Preprogrammed with Bootloader and UBW_D firmware

Kit Parts:

  • 1 x UBW PTH PCB
  • 1 x PIC 18F2553
  • 1 x 28 Pin DIP Socket
  • 1 x 10uF Capacitor
  • 3 x LEDs
  • 2 x Momentary Switches
  • 1 x Breakaway Female Header
  • 1 x Breakaway Male Header
  • 2 x 10K Resistor
  • 3 x 330 Ohm Resistor
  • 2 x 0.1uF Capacitor
  • 1 x 20MHz resonator
  • 1 x ICSP Connector
  • 1 x USB B Connector

Dimensions: 1.5x2.3"
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Documentation and Resources:
  • The Maker Revolution
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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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