The PIC Development board from eXtreme
Electronics
has the feature of connecting add-on boards, like user interface
board or a motor controller board. You can also make your own expansion
board. Actually the board has the ability to connect a prototyping area
where you can create your project specific circuit while the "basic"
environment for PIC resides on the Development board.

pic developmment board expansion port

Fig.: Replaceable Prototyping Area

 

In this way many project can be created and kept for future use. Each project
resides in its own board when you need that simply pair it with development
board and the project is up and running! No messy wiring!

Preparing a Veroboard for connection

Take a general purpose PCB (veroboard) and solder a 40 PIN right
angled burg strip
connector in one end.

Fig.: Replaceable Prototyping Area

Now the it is ready to plug into the Development Board.

Fig.: Replaceable Prototyping Area

 

After you connect your prototyping area to the Dev Board all PORTs of PIC
MCU and Power Supply becomes available in the veroboard. Here you can connect
all sort of components required by your project.

It is very easy to remove the prototyping are and replace
it with a fresh new one for another project. Thus a single development board
can be used for many different projects. The 40 PIN connection also provide
a firm and stable mechanical joint between the two boards.

The PIC
Development Board
comes with a High Quality Expansion Board that
can be used to customise the hardware.

PIC Expansion Board

Fig.: A blank expansion.

Example LCD Expansion Board.

More Details On making the LCD
Expansion Board
.

LCD Interface with PIC

Fig.: LCD Expansion Board.

Example USB Expansion Board.

USB Expansion Board

Fig.: USB Expansion Board.

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