No we aren’t giving away a BasicUART this week but rather the chip Version 1 was based on MCP2200. We have a few extras and the next BasicUART will use FT232RL.
MCP2200 is a USB to UART conversion chip. You can find info links on it in the Docs section on the BasicUART page.
The MCP2200 chip will be given to a random commenter who leaves a valid email address as contact information. The winner will be selected in 24 hours from the time this post goes live!
Edit: Annam Janjua is the winner.
This week’s free item is a part! Specifically an ATMEGA168. A good MCU for beginners and experienced users alike.
It will be given to a random commenter in 24 hours. I know this Free Friday post is a bit late in Friday for some!
Use a proper email so I can contact you if you are the winner. Comments remain moderated so your comment will appear in due course if you are a first time poster.
Edit: Garrett is the winner.
It was a great week this week at teho Labs. We got to launch Procyon which has been planned since day 1! No kidding! It was just too expensive a design to kick things off with before I knew if things would sell. Happily there does appear to be a host of people who want such a board. In fact we are down to the last few.
In other news MSP430G2453 has arrived at Mouser because of our order for MSPism. The are a bunch of PCBs that need attention. MSPism’s firmware needs clean up. BluePanel needs releasing. OpenHiFi needs its DAC board designed! Plus several more projects! All and all it is exciting, but hectic.
I hope to have a few hours this weekend to put a few Cygni board together for anyone who has been waiting for them to come back in stock.
Once new revisions MSPism and BasicUART come in we hope to have a few more simple boards for the free friday give away line up but this week we are giving away another I2C sensor board. This is actually by request in some sense, as someone asked if it would be on sale. The answer to that is: nope but I am happy to give away all the extra PCBs!
It takes 3 sensors:
Both humidity and pressure do temperature as well. Of course you don’t have to use/place all 3 sensors.
All of them are I2C based and share the bus. You will need 3, 2.2K 0603 resistors (all Rs are 2.2K), 2 603 0.1 uF caps (C1, C2), and a larger 603 cap (4.7+ uF recommended) C4. There is no C3 it was removed after annotation.
The board as per normal will be shipped free to a random commenter, leave a proper email if you want it!
FWIW comments remain moderated, be thankful for this, spam outnumbers real comment 2:1 at the moment.
This week’s give away to a random commenter is a one off CSR Bluetooth module breakout board. You can find the module on eBay by searching for “bluetooth serial” . Here is an example listing, though I bet you can find them at a better price. MDFly also sells them.
You will notice my normal breakout for BasicUART at the bottom. Sadly Tx and Rx are backward opps.
Comments remain moderated (lots of spam lately) so don’t be surprised when your comment doesn’t appear instantly. Use a real email so I can get your address if you win. The winner will be picked 24 hours after this post goes live.
Edit: This week Kiran wins.
This week we are again giving away a revision 2 Cygni PCB to a commenter. To give the whole world a chance a random number generator will be used to select the person who gets it. The selection will be made 24 hours after this post goes live.
Cygni is a great little board to get started with ARM development. We currently offer the assembled version for 20 USD with free worldwide shipping. It it out of stock at the moment but will be back in a few days.
You may comment more than once but only your first comment will count! (So don’t spam it. Spammers will be disqualified).
The parts list and assembly guide for Cygni are in our docs section. Be sure to read the main docs for it as well.
Comments are still moderated so don’t worry if your post doesn’t appear on the website right away. Use a real email so you can be contacted if you win!
Edit: Paul is the winner.