T-Board Breakout: Ready to launch
T-Board Breakout: Ready to Launch
After 3 iterations, the T-Board is complete. Well, the first version of the T-Board is complete, and ready for launch. We’re really excited to have 3 versions of the T-Board, designed to make your prototyping process with Atmel AVR microcontrollers simple and quick. We developed 3 versions initially:
- T-Board 328: a 28-pin version supporting ATmega8, ATmega48, ATmega88, ATmega168, and ATmega328
- T-Board 24/44/84: a 14-pin version supporting ATtiny20, ATtiny24, ATtiny44, ATtiny84, ATtiny441 and ATtiny841
- T-Board 25/45/85: an 8-pin version supporting ATtiny13, ATtiny25, ATtiny45 and ATtiny85
We received the final versions back from OshPark and couldn’t wait to heat the soldering iron up to get them built. We’d ordered the components well before the arrival of the boards in anticipation, so were ready to get some solder flowing as soon as they arrived.
It took less than 10 mins a board to get them soldered, and they were up and running with LEDs flashing on each pin another 10 mins later.
This little project reminded us of the prototyping process that many makers go through – in fact most designers of fairly simple systems. That’s where we really feel the T-Board can add value, by getting a lot of the fiddly stuff out of the way and allowing designers, hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts and makers up and running faster. Less focus on the capacitors and resistors and more focus on the functionality.
Check our Github repo for the full design files.
Next: T-Board hits production and features in Elektor Magazine
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