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Arduino Micro

Postby jknightandkarr » Thu May 28, 2015 2:13 pm

Quick question for my Arduino Micro. Is it possable to use a breakout board n the female pin headers to make my Micro take the various Arduino shields or is that going to need a custom made pcb?

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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby zappman » Fri May 29, 2015 10:13 pm

Joe is this the board you are asking about?

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardMicro

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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby Granz » Sun May 31, 2015 7:40 pm

jknightandkarr wrote:Quick question for my Arduino Micro. Is it possable to use a breakout board n the female pin headers to make my Micro take the various Arduino shields or is that going to need a custom made pcb?

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I don't really know anything about your Arduino Micro (I must have missed any posts about it, sorry if you have described it in detail.) I will take some guesses here and see how it goes. My first guess is that the Arduino Micro is a computer based on an Arduino (a la Old Bit Collector's MMC - http://propellerpowered.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0 which is based on the Propeller.) If that is the case, it would depend on your PCB - but you knew that. Is your Micro on a breadboard? If so, look at AdaFruit's Proto-Screwshield (http://www.adafruit.com/products/196.) There are several other equivalents available. You may be able to modify your system, put a small breadboard on the shield and integrate it into your system.

If, on the other hand, your Micro is based on a microprocessor (as opposed to a microcontroller,) you may want to take a look at the Olduino (https://olduino.wordpress.com/about/.) The Olduino provides an Arduino-like interface to an 1802 Membership Card computer (think COSMAC Elf.) This allows the 1802 to use some of the Arduino shields as if they were native I/O devices. I have also seen a similar setup for a Z-80 system.

In my looking around for retro computing, I saw one Z-80 system, where the guy built circuit boards that plugged into the main board. Each board had only one or two ICs on it. That gave me an idea, and I went to my CAD and designed a PCB for a "Shield BUS" system. This is a simple PCB with a breadboard-style pattern on it. It also has several pass-through headers for the data, address and control signals, plus more headers for off-board I/O signals. These boards stack together like Arduino shields. If you are still in the design phase, you may be interested in this. My idea (once I get some money, and can get the boards printed,) is to put a Z-80 and clock on one board, an EPROM on another, some RAM on another and maybe another board with an SIO, and maybe one with a PIO, thus giving me a full-blown Z-80 retro system. If there is any interest, I may post some info on that in the projects board.
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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby jknightandkarr » Sun May 31, 2015 11:20 pm

zappman wrote:Joe is this the board you are asking about?

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardMicro

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Yes, thats the one i have. I wanted to build a programming board that i can use the various shields with.
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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby jknightandkarr » Sun May 31, 2015 11:26 pm

Granz wrote:
jknightandkarr wrote:Quick question for my Arduino Micro. Is it possable to use a breakout board n the female pin headers to make my Micro take the various Arduino shields or is that going to need a custom made pcb?

Joe

Joe,
I don't really know anything about your Arduino Micro (I must have missed any posts about it, sorry if you have described it in detail.) I will take some guesses here and see how it goes. My first guess is that the Arduino Micro is a computer based on an Arduino (a la Old Bit Collector's MMC - http://propellerpowered.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0 which is based on the Propeller.) If that is the case, it would depend on your PCB - but you knew that. Is your Micro on a breadboard? If so, look at AdaFruit's Proto-Screwshield (http://www.adafruit.com/products/196.) There are several other equivalents available. You may be able to modify your system, put a small breadboard on the shield and integrate it into your system.

If, on the other hand, your Micro is based on a microprocessor (as opposed to a microcontroller,) you may want to take a look at the Olduino (https://olduino.wordpress.com/about/.) The Olduino provides an Arduino-like interface to an 1802 Membership Card computer (think COSMAC Elf.) This allows the 1802 to use some of the Arduino shields as if they were native I/O devices. I have also seen a similar setup for a Z-80 system.

In my looking around for retro computing, I saw one Z-80 system, where the guy built circuit boards that plugged into the main board. Each board had only one or two ICs on it. That gave me an idea, and I went to my CAD and designed a PCB for a "Shield BUS" system. This is a simple PCB with a breadboard-style pattern on it. It also has several pass-through headers for the data, address and control signals, plus more headers for off-board I/O signals. These boards stack together like Arduino shields. If you are still in the design phase, you may be interested in this. My idea (once I get some money, and can get the boards printed,) is to put a Z-80 and clock on one board, an EPROM on another, some RAM on another and maybe another board with an SIO, and maybe one with a PIO, thus giving me a full-blown Z-80 retro system. If there is any interest, I may post some info on that in the projects board.

Thanks for the links will check them out. Yeah I can use it on a breadboard, had it on the PDB but discovered that it was kinda in the way, so now my serial bs2 kit, which isnt connecting right now bad cable i think, is holding the Arduino Micro for me right now.

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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby Granz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:10 am

jknightandkarr wrote:...

Yes, thats the one i have. I wanted to build a programming board that i can use the various shields with.

Joe, those would work on the AdaFruit proto-shield that I mentioned. You would just need to solder some standard female headers into the empty connector pins on the board, right next to the built-in standard-placement headers. stick a small breadboard on the prototyping area of the shield, then run jumper wire to the various pin connectors to your Arduino. You may need to place some pass-through headers into the already installed female headers for additional space. You would then use that breadboard shield/Micro/jumpers contraption as a standard Arduino, plugging the shields in to those additional pass-through headers.

On the other hand, this would be a whole lot more time, money and effort, than just buying a cheapie Arduino ($4.12, fee shipping to U.S. - http://www.banggood.com/ATmega328P-CH340G-UNO-R3-Development-Module-Board-For-Arduino-p-971919.html,) and going from there (if that would work.)
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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby jknightandkarr » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:09 pm

Wow! Have you ordered from them before? They have seriously cheap stuff on there. Really good buys.

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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby Granz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:23 pm

jknightandkarr wrote:Wow! Have you ordered from them before? They have seriously cheap stuff on there. Really good buys.

Joe

Joe,
Yes, I have ordered from them (but only once or twice.) However, I have heard from several people that have ordered from BangGood. The biggest problem that I have heard of, is the shipping time - it can be a couple/few weeks (but free is a good price.)

My next purchase (when I can get a few bucks together) will be http://www.banggood.com/UNO-R3-ATmega328P-Board-2_4-Inch-TFT-LCD-Screen-Module-For-Arduino-p-945755.html. I want to stick a small cell phone battery in between the two boards along with one of those Bluetooth, or WiFi cards, and make my own PDA.
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Re: Arduino Micro

Postby jknightandkarr » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:38 pm

Cool. thanks
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