Here we are, the first post.
openPICUS project is born to let developers (hardware and software) create their advanced wireless sensor applications even without any hardware experience. We’d like to share and to create this platform based on a community to analize the user needs and the experts ideas.
We’ll offer to the best contributors a FREE Evaluation board with Wi-Fi
So why PICUS? The platform is based on the 16 bit Microchip PIC microcontroller (24F series) and since the idea is to create a Wireless (flying) small and light module (a PICUS is not like that?) with a full series of sensors boards for it (NEST): Temperature, vibration….
PICUS will be available in 2 option: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (any idea of cool names? read below)
The project is open Hardware, we provide schematic and all the documentation if you want to develop your special NEST.
We will share the Code as well, to let you start with your own development, your own applications and we wish you do the same.
The pinout of the module will be standard 2,54mm with PCB connector (header) and side pads (for direct soldering onboard, like a SMT component).
Picus Dimension: 32mm*35mm*6mm (small no? we’ll try to make even smaller)
Pinout (26 pins)
+5V Input (or +3,3V)
4 Analog Inputs (10 bit A/D)
5 Digital Inputs (3 can be used as Interrupt)
5 Digital Outputs (3 can be used for PWM)
SPI (to drive an exernal display)
Naming, we have some ideas, but the brainstorming just started….
Do you wanna start Brainstorming with us? The best name creator will receive a FREE development board with WIFI module