The Ready for PIC DIP40 Board is a great solution for fast and simple development of various microcontroller applications. It comes with a PIC18F45K22 that is placed in a DIP40 socket. The PIC is connected to an 8 MHz crystal oscillator, and is pre-programmed with a UART bootloader, so you don't have to use external programmers to program the microcontroller. The board contains four IDC10 headers for all available microcontroller ports. It also contains a USB-UART module, prototyping area and a power supply circuit. An optional white plastic case is available so you can turn your PIC project into a final product.
Pads are available on the board for installing a 10-pin programming connector in case you want to overwrite the bootloader, use a different microcontroller, or perform in-circuit debugging of your code. The connector would be compatible with the mikroProg for PIC.
The board measures 141 × 84 mm (5.55 × 3.3").