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PicDevUSB - A USB Enabled PIC Microcontroller Development Board
PicDevUSB - A USB Enabled PIC Microcontroller Development Board
84 backers pledged £3,337 to help bring this project to life.

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PicDevUSB
PicDevUSB

LCD Upgrade 

1.7 inch colour LCD will be shipped instead of 1.4 inch

Congratulations to all Stretch Goal 2 £2000 Met Stretch Goal 3 announced  

Congratulations to all Stretch Goal 1 £2000 Met Stretch Goal 2 announced

Good News for all Backers

Now all backers (including £1 Backer ) will get 1 additional Interactive Learning course "Secure Windows login using PicDevUSB" ( source code in c language is included with learning course )

Just plug in PicDevUSB to your windows pc and it will login you automatically without password.

Thanks to all backers with your support we were able to achieve target in just 1 day   

Stretch Goal #3 £4000 free 5V Adapter for PicDevUSB with every "Learning Kit" Reward Tier

5V Adapter
5V Adapter

Stretch Goal #2 £3000
free USB Extension Cable with every "Learning Kit" Reward Tier (Met)

USB extension cable
USB extension cable

we announce Stretch Goal #1 £2000  ( Met )

if this goal is achieved we will add 12th bonus project and its tutorial

12th Bonus Project "Touch Buttons with PicDevUSB"

 and ship a free Touch button shield with every "Learning Kit" Reward Tier

Touch Sheild
Touch Sheild

PicDevUSB is a USB enabled PIC microcontroller development board.

it can be directly programmed with its on board USB (without needing external programmer)

it is complete tiny yet powerful PIC microcontroller development board.

Specification:  

  • USB power or External power 
  • 28-Pin, High-Performance 
  • 21-I/O pins 
  • Flash memory 32k 
  • On-Board USB V2.0 
  • 3 External Interrupts 
  • 4 Timer modules (Timer0 to Timer3) 
  • Up to 2 Capture/Compare/PWM (CCP) modules: 
  • Capture is 16-bit, max. resolution 5.2 ns (TCY/16)
  • Compare is 16-bit, max. resolution 83.3 ns (TCY) 
  • Enhanced Capture/Compare/PWM (ECCP) module:
    Multiple output modes
    Selectable polarity
    Programmable dead time
    Auto-shutdown and auto-restart 
  • Enhanced USART module:
    Master Synchronous Serial Port (MSSP) module
    Supporting 3-Wire SPI (all 4 modes) and I2C 
  • 10-Bit, Up to 13-Channel Analog-to-Digital Converter
    Dual Analog Comparators with Input Multiplexing

PWM output: PWM resolution is 1 to 10-bit 

PicDevUSB I/O Layout
PicDevUSB I/O Layout

Interactive course 

  • The interactive course is included within the "Learning Kit" and "Educators Kit" reward tiers.

Designed for Education

The course takes you step by step through building 11 different circuits 

1. Blinking LEDs and creating different colors on an RGB LED.

2. Toggle LED by Reading a Push Switch. 

3. Analog Read ( LM35 Based Thermostat )

4. Analog Read ( LDR based day night switch )

5. Controlling AC Appliances ( FAN LIGHTS Etc ) using relays

6. Simple Traffic Light Control

7. Making voice using PWM

8. Game Using Color LCD

9. Remote control Devices using Infrared Remote control

Remote Buttons assignment
Remote Buttons assignment

10. Controlling devices via computer

11. Connecting devices via mobile phone ( Bluetooth )

Devices control via mobile
Devices control via mobile
  • Below is a snapshot from LED blinking learning course
  • A screen shot from LED Blinking lesson
    A screen shot from LED Blinking lesson

    Reward tires

    Educators Kit
    Teaching Material + Interactive Course + 10x learning Kits  +
    A 3.5 inch Touch-screen TFT LCD Shield ( with Sample code ) +
    VGA shield (with sample code ) to convert PicDevUSB into Advertisement System   = £500 (£399 for 10 Early Bird ) with free International Shipping

    mini Educators Kit
    Teaching Material + Interactive Course + 2x learning Kits  +
    A 3.5 inch Touch-screen TFT LCD Shield ( with Sample code ) + 
    VGA shield (with sample code ) to convert PicDevUSB into Advertisement System   = £150 (£99 for 10 Early Bird ) with free International Shipping
    3.5 inch TFT Touch LCD
    3.5 inch TFT Touch LCD
    .
    VGA Sheild
    VGA Sheild
    .Note This is sample output of VGA Shield on an LCD ( LCD is not included only VGA Shield )
    LCD Advertisement System
    LCD Advertisement System
    Learning Kit
    Learning Kit Interactive course + course parts kit   £60
    it includes
    Learning Kit
    Learning Kit


    • PicDevUSB
    • Solder less Breadboard 
    • Transistors
    • Diodes
    • 5v relays
    • Lm35 temperature sensor
    • Jumper wires
    • LDR Light Dependent Resistor
    • Tri Color LED
    • Red, Yellow, Green LEDs
    • Push Buttons
    • Speaker
    • Trim pot
    • Resistors
    • Bluetooth Shield
    • Infrared Remote control and Receiver
    • Color LCD Shield
    PicDevUSB LCD Sheild
    PicDevUSB LCD Sheild
     
    Infrared Remote control and receiver
    Infrared Remote control and receiver
    Bluetooth Module
    Bluetooth Module
    PICDEVUSB
    PICDEVUSB  £8 ( + £4 for shipping inside UK or £5 for shipping outside UK )

Development Cycle 
Timeline, Development and Fulfilment

Here is what we have already done: 

Prototype Units

Part selection for production

Component Suppliers Selection 

Production House Selection and job reservation

Example Projects  

Here is what we are still working on:
Lots of new Example Projects for sharing 
Test jigs for volume assembly
Go head to component suppliers 
Go head to Production house for PCB manufacturing until component arrival 
Production (1 month)
Shipping (250 per day)

Community and Docs
we will update here when this project is successfull
https://code.google.com/p/picdevusb/

http://redd.it/25frei
 PicDevUSB discussion thread at reddit.com
http://www.kickstarterforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2207&p=8313
on kickstarter froum

  http://www.bytesol.com/PicDevUSB.php will be product page in future ( in progress )


Shipping

price does not include the customs fees, duties and/or taxes you might incur when importing products into your state or country. 

Risks and challenges

we have developed and tested prototype unit and few example projects

we have to develop far more projects and production units.

we have made arrangements with suppliers and production house. we
hope with help of those and you kick starter backers we will able to make this product a sucess.

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