This collection of E-blocks will allow you to start building ambitious projects right away. It includes two upstream processing E-blocks with PIC microcontrollers and several downstream peripheral E-blocks.
This deluxe pack is ideal for the more sophisticated student who needs to learn more than just the basics of microcontroller programming — particularly where communication between one microcontroller and another is an important issue. For this reason it includes two microprogrammer boards.
E-blocks Deluxe PIC Starter Kit Contents
Note: The backplanes, screws and IDC ribbon cables shown in the above picture are not included.
Follow that top link to the Multiprogrammer boards for more information as well as a link to the free mLoader programming software and further links to other software packages and tutorials available to purchase that support this kit. There's also a free Introduction to Microcontroller Programming course that can be used with this kit and the free version of Flowcode.
E-Blocks Overview E-blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-blocks that need it.
Processing E-blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-blocks system. These "upstream" E-blocks provide up to eight input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-blocks, see the E-blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-blocks video.
Country of Origin: UK
Leadtime: 1 week
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