Interestingly, the hardware was developed in the Czech Republic at a time when Arduino boards wasn’t locally available.
“It can be used to easily develop custom AVR firmware or as an introduction board to microproccessors and programming,” Malina explained.
“A development board is better to be used instead of a breadboard setup as it facilitates the connection of the different components using PCB headers.”
Key specs and features of the dev board include:
- Atmel ATmega64 MCU – all ports available via pins, a different crystal can be connected (optional frequency crystal)
- DS3231 RTC, real-time IC / I2C
- Temp. DS1820 1wire Temp. sensor
- EEPROM 24AA00SN / I2C EEPROM
- USB Port FT232RL USB/RS232 converter
- Buttons 8x -16x LED
- Connect LCD Display 16×2 7segment-LED Display
- N-FET For PWM
- ISP Programming connector
“All module pins are labeled for easy connection with the processor and there are separate connectors and jumpers for all MCU ports so you can easily connect, test and debug your firmware. Also there is an ISP programming connector J2,” Malina added.
“[Plus], the PCB can be powered via the USB connector, or with a voltage regulator through an external adapter.”
Interested in learning more? You can check out the project’s official page here.