Arduino Clone With A Microchip PIC Co-Processor

Some time ago I asked our intern, Manny, to design an Arduino clone.  This was primarily  a learning exercise.  He’s worked with the  Arduino platform one some projects, and created schematic/PCB/firmware for a Microchip PIC based project.  This project was designed to combine those experiences to create a more generic tool.  I felt the results […]

Debugging Arduino Sketches with Atmel Studio 7

Atmel’s AtmelStudio version 7 allows you to import Arduino sketches and debug them.  This brings the Arduino into the realm of a professional design engineer tool.

Creating an Arduino Clone

I tasked our intern with creating an Arduino clone.  His job is to create a schematic and printed circuit board with connections similar to our Firstbot product (shown above).  The main reason for the task was to introduce him to the concept of a bootloader and familiarize him with the popular Arduino product line.  It […]