Having made the two softrock hf-lite kits and thoroughly enjoyed the building process, I looked for another ‘thing’ to build. I have had a PIC basic book for a while and one of the projects was a morse reader, so pricing up the parts from Farnell etc I also came across the Microcode from Cumbria Designs. Oddly enough the sum of the parts needed to build a PIC based reader from scratch was more than buying a kit.
Image from Cumbria Designs Website (www.cumbriadesigns.co.uk)
I did want to build up the reader from scratch and do the programming myself as I have just about managed to ‘program’ the thermostat before. But the temptation to build the kit was too much. It arrived the other day but what with visitors and other commitments I didn’t manage to do anything with it.
Last night I went through to documents and took a few piccies for my reference. Below is the ‘unboxing’, I’ll take a few more as I go through the kit
The kit looks simple enough for me to build and challenging enough for me to get some learning, so I’m looking forward to getting the soldering iron out.