AquaPinguino Susanne from Germany has started a nice project she calls AquaPinguino.
She has built a system with automatic monitoring and control of every major water and lighting factors for her... Posted on 19/04/2013 by admin. 0 comments.
PIC18F26J50 for 5€ Some Pinguino's users have reported difficulties to get PIC18F26J50 in their own country. You can now get one from us for 5€ (ex. VAT) with pre-installed USB Bootloader. Posted on 16/04/2013 by admin. 0 comments.
Pinguino is an Arduino-like electronics prototyping platform. It supports different 8- and 32-bit ©Microchip microcontrollers, all with built-in USB module (no FTDI chip !).
Pinguino comes with a USB Bootloader. This small program running inside the microcontroller is responsible for transferring your application from your PC to the microcontroller memory and handing over the control to this program afterwards.
No programmer is needed(*), the microcontroller can be reprogrammed over USB with a PC.
(*) except the first time for DIYers; commercial boards always provide microcontroller flashed with bootloader.
Pinguino boards can be used of different ways depending on your skills :
Pinguino is an Integrated Development Environement (IDE) which gives everyone the ability to write, compile and upload programs on a Pinguino board.
Pinguino Language is almost compatible with Arduino's Language, Libraries and Shields.
It makes you write easily your application without spending hours learning pragma, configuration bits or command line compiler.
Pinguino's IDE, libraries and compilers are all available for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.