Saturday, February 16, 2008


Built PIC USB prototype board

I had all the parts for making my first PIC USB comms board more or less when my son called late Friday afternoon asking if he could come home for the 3 day weekend. Things got a little slowed down for me as a result. :-)

Anyway, my son came for a study weekend. He had a lot of reading to do, so I undertook to try to cobble a prototype board together to get used to USB comms between the PC and the firmware. All I lacked was a 0.47 uF ceramic disk capacitor for the Vusb pin (pin 18) on the 18F4550. I wandered down to Potter's and then Radio Shack looking for such an animal and came home empty handed.

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