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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pinguino on a proto-board

Cristian from colombia built its pinguino on a proto-board.

Its Pinguino 2550 works with the bootloader V2.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pinguino tutorial started

I started a Pinguino tutorial.

If somebody want to contribute, original drawings are made with inkscape ( bread board and Pinguino board ).

I will put some other examples soon.

Pinguino tutorial

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alpha beta 7 upgraded

It seems that there was an error in the tar.gz file of beta 7.
This file was upgraded now.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

alpha beta 7 for Linux available

This version offer full support of 18F4550.
I work on packaging for windows and MAC OSX.

download alpha beta 7 for linux, see examples folder to see how to use 18F4550.

Reports are welcome.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bootloader version 2

Alpha version of bootloader version 2 is available !!
This booloader is compatible with our 18F4550 design but can be used with the old 18F2550 pinguino design.
It doesn't need a run button. Run is automatic after 5 seconds.

All functionalities are currently under testing.
Download alpha version.

09/05/2009: Alpha version is out of date.
see this post.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tiny 4550 is ready for test !!

The kicad file to build the board can be downloaded here.
An implant png file and a ps file of the PCB were added to the compressed file.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

18F4550 tiny board

A tiny board was designed for 18F4550. This board, without external power supply will be used to test beta 7. It was designed with Kicad.




Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pinguino beta 6

Pinguino beta 6 is available for download.
Thanks to Ulises for MAC OSX test.

- corrected bug on comment in source (UTF8)
- added function CTRL-ESC to see special functions in editor
- implementation of I2C function ( see examples )
- implementation of eeprom PIC memory function ( see examples )
- Support of 4800 bauds for Serial

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pinguino extended board

It's a chance !! Pingino can be plugged on two breadboard giving more space to the test area.......


FreeJALduino is another PIC based Arduino. Initiated by Funlw65 ( vasi ), the goal is to build a PIC based board compatible with Arduino shields.
Originally made to work with JAL ( just another langage ), it would be used with Pinguino.
I work on Pinguino and FreeJALduino compatibility.

Nice project Vasi and good idea, congratulations.

Vasi website

18F4550 schematic

Pinguino 18F4550 is now defined. This is a tiny version USB powered. The run switch disappeared and 29 I/O are available. 8 analogic inputs.
Linux and windows version will be soon available and the KICAD PCB is in test.

Schematic upgraded. The last was buggy, led on pin 6 must be connected to Vcc because RA4 is an open collector output. Kicad board is OK. Thanks to walter for info.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Beta 6 of pinguino is available for Linux and Windows. Because i can't have access to a MAC, i'm trying to find somebody to test it on MAC OSX.

Who can help me ?