Picaxe 08M development box

This is not a new project, it is something i did a while back. I bought a couple of Picaxe 08M microcontrollers, and originally i started playing with them on a solderless breadboard, but i soon wanted something slightly more permanant and rugged, so using some veroboard i knocked up a little board

The veroboard worked well, but then i had to solder leads onto the board every time i wanted to do something different, so it was too permanant. some terminal blocks would be a treat.

Not wanting all the loose wires floating around to break off and come loose, make things not work, I decided to house it in a small Jiffy box i had floating around from a previous project that no longer needed the box, and here are a few pictures of what i came up with in the end:

This shows all the important things

This shows all the important things

this shot shows the picaxe pinout on the side, and the battery box

this shot shows the picaxe pinout on the side, and the battery box

Top down shot of the unit, showing my lovely pinout label.

Top down shot of the unit, showing my lovely pinout label.

The messy side of the box

The messy side of the box

So, there is my picaxe 08M box. I’m planning on doing similar with a picaxe 18 that i have, but i will do things a little differently on that one. first off, I plan to not use the same screw terminals, I’ll have the picaxe side soldered straight to the terminal (so no messy wires), and i plan on using a regulated supply from a 9v battery, mounted inside the jiffy box for power, making the whole unit much neater.

Thanks for watching,

Matt

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