PICxie Open Beta Test

A project log for PICxie

An ultra-portable development kit for Microchip Technology microcontrollers!

crypto-neoCrypto [Neo] 09/09/2015 at 11:280 Comments

So if you are interested in beta testing PICxie, please click the link below.

If you’re selected you’ll receive the following a PICxie ultra-portable development kit ABSOLUTELY FREE. You have NOTHING to lose so click the link for more details :D

We will be selecting our Beta testers Friday of next week and will not be accepting any new signups thereafter!!

Updates updates updates

PICxie is working remarkably well, we actually decided to add a small IR emitting LED so that way multiple PICxies can talk to each other wirelessly! This should make for some interesting applications!

The battery we ended up choosing was actually 50% higher capacity than we planned! This was a great thing to find. PICxie in our tests averages a run-time of about ~20 minutes, but we’re also using a lot of the peripherals to get a high power consumption.

Having an SD card onboard is AWESOME, we were able to successfully locate a test file in the FAT filesystem and write data to it, then read that data back on windows! We used this to play a very short WAV file from the SD card.

We built a model rocket that we will be sending a PICxie up in,

It’s quite formidable looking, we plan to log data such as altitude and temperature as well as G-forces, local magnetic field strength, and orientation. We’ll be making a video and the log data available for your viewing pleasure when the weather is favorable for launch :D.