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PIC18F2550 Very Simple Penguin

Pinguino is a Bootloader and SFoftware that allows you to load and reload programs within a microcontroller, this time we are going to develop a Pinguino with the most economical and simple parts that we can find. You can install the X4 version of the Pinguino IDE, which is the Software that will allow us to develop programs for our card, compatible with WINDOWS (win7 x64 tested) and Linux (Debian-Wheezy / Ubuntu tested), by following this link and installing svn where they explain how you install it on Debian Wheezy, I tried it and it works great for me. http://www.mefhigoseth.com.ar/2014/01/pinguino-ide-x4-en-linux.html

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I recently saw on this page this penguin made with a plate for surface PIC or SMD and I was encouraged to make a version with the first SMD plate that I found, in the Bolivian market there is not much to choose from, I had to settle for a plate which prevented me from making it similar to the link experience. So think a bit and buy two boards like this:

We are not going to design the board because when making this type of cards, there are always people who ask how I made the PCB, well, this is an interesting project where you don’t need to make the board and even less the PCB design. I hope this encourages people who have no experience with these training cards and if you are an Arduinist this simple Penguin will not be expensive or require a lot of complexity.

SO IT WILL BE AT THE END, it does not look very sophisticated or clean but remember that it is fast and easy to build, at least it fits in my pocket :).
You can see that it is the same as the official page, each and every one of the essential components: http://wiki.pinguino.cc/index.php/PIC18F2550_Pinguino

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Step 1: Simple and Cheap PIC 2550 Penguin

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There is also a RUN Led in pic 6, I know it is wasting a pin but if you want you can do it without that
First we solder the PIC 2550 SMD on the breadboard board in the previous image.

We proceed to weld the important elements of a penguin, here we see the 20 MHZ CRYSTAL that we are using. If you have questions about the Bootloader, you can go to the end of the page

Step 2:

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Step 5:

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Penguin PIC18F2550

Software Version Pinguino IDE X4 rev971
BootLoader version v4.8 18f2550 20 Mhz.

Tested on Debian Wheezy, on Ubuntu I know from friends that there is no problem either.

Well until another and keep experimenting.

Step 6: Tested on Debian Wheezy, on Ubuntu I know from friends that there is no problem either.

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Penguin PIC18F2550

Software Version Pinguino IDE X4 rev971
BootLoader version v4.8 18f2550 20 Mhz.

Tested on Debian Wheezy, on Ubuntu I know from friends that there is no problem either.

Well until another and keep experimenting.

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