Overview The Starter Pack includes everything you need to start designing and programming with a HamStack. The pack includes the CPU kit, prototype backpack kit, incircuit programmer, software CD with basic compiler and incircuit programming software, the Getting Started Guide book, solderless breadboard, jumper wires, and more. This pack includes everything you need to learn about the HamStack platform and start programming with the Swordfish Basic language. Contents...
CPU Board Kit CPU PCB CPU chip 18F4620 RS-232 chip MAX232 IC sockets Stacking interboard connectors 2.1mm DC power jack and screw terminal block 10 Mhz crystal, caps, resistors 2 LEDs, 2 push buttons 3 pin header connector for RS232 cable
Prototype Board Kit Prototype PCB Solderless bread board block Stacking interboard connectors 3 LEDs 2 push buttons Optional pulldown resistor pack for LEDs Additional jumper block connectors for power and ground
USB In-Circuit Programmer Plugs into the USB jack on your PC Uses the standard Microchip PicKit2 programming software Provides +5v DC power to the target CPU board Includes 6 pin dual male header adapter connector
Software CD Swordfish Basic Compiler Special Edition PicKit 2 programming software Device files Various software utilities Links to the free Microchip C18 compiler and MPLAB IDE Project examples
Getting Started Guide Book Introduction to the HamStack platform Complete hardware reference Step by step assembly guide for the CPU board Several circuit and source code examples