SAMD21G Mangler - Part1 - From concept to PCB design

SAMD21G Mangler - Part1 - From concept to PCB design

New SAMD21 micro-controller chips need to have boot-loaders programmed onto them before you can use them with the Arduino IDE, and you can't use the USB port and Arduino IDE to do that.

You use ATMEL Studio and a programmer called an ATMEL ICE, with an SWD cable that connects to the SWDIO & SWCLK pins on the SAMD21 + GND, 3V & RESET.... very messy business unless you put an appropriate header on your board for this "one off process".

I'm going to design a board that allows me to program new SAMD21G chips without soldering them to anything... or I am going to mangle the chips... either way, it's going to be fun...

Soldering Saturdays #5 - Logic Probe by Dave Astels

Soldering Saturdays #5 - Logic Probe by Dave Astels

Hey David Watts: What a great idea!

Hey David Watts: What a great idea!