- Published: Saturday, 04 December 2010
- Written by Bitfogav
Here is my first PCB project I made using Diptrace, I wanted to make a board that gave me access to all the data pins and to use a LCD display for prototyping. So I designed a schematic using Diptrace and then created my own PCB layout and made it onto some copper clad.
I decided to use a 40pin microcontroller, 20mhz crystal, 8 leds and 8 buttons, LCD display which can be detached from the board, and many strip pins to give me access to any pin on the microcontroller. I did not incorporate any microchip functions like USB and USART as I thought I could make my own daughter boards etc for them..
I did include a PicKit ICSP connector for programming the microchip and an external power supply from three 1.5volt batteries..