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The Dontronics Motherboard (DT001)

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The DT001 is both a Simmstick Development platform and a PIC programmer. It is functionally equivalent to my old PIC84PGM Cheap Programmer board with the 10 pin header in my standard pinout for my Pigmy target board, 18 pin socket for direct on board programming, Dontronics 34 pin Relay Bus header, power supply, DB-9 and Max-232, plus provision for 8 SIMM Socket slots at .3" centers, so these can be single or dual connectors. Slot 1 is switched via the Load/Run switch for in-circuit programming for the 84. Additional holes are provided for 30 pin sockets or pins at .15" centers so that in fact 15 boards could be installed, well if they all had low profile Surface Mount Devices. This has been done so that the user has the choice of socket placement.

A 30 pin female right angle pin header will allow for simple connection to an extension of the SimmStickTM Bus to additional boards, so you don't have to design to the 30 pin SimmStickTM module connector layout. To hook up a vero matrix board, all you need is a right angle 30 pin male strip pin header. With a modular system, right angle and straight male and female pin headers, extension boards that allow boards to flip right or left, vertical, 27 degree and right angle SIMM sockets, you will find it could be much like a Rubick's Cube or Meccano set building block than a serious Single Chip Micro hardware platform. Perhaps we should solder mask modules in different colours. :) Final design is up to the individual's imagination.
People keep asking the same questions:
Will the DT001 burn a 508/509 chip?
Will it work on fast Pentium computers?
Will it burn micros other than the 84 type?

Reverse Engineering, Inc. Mod Chip FAQ, Source and explanation of operation are here.

Third Party software is available to burn chips other than the 84.
The Internet links are given in the Assembly Instructions.

 

Current Revision C.

View Hardware assembly instructions for the DT001 Rev C board.  Includes Schematic and Overlay in PDF format, plus Software links to download the programming software for not only the 84 but many other PIC micros.
View DT01CCCT.GIF Dontronics DT001 circuit. EuroCard size. 100mm by 160mm.

Revision B.

View DT01BPTS.HTML Dontronics DT001 Parts List and hardware assembly instructions.
View DT01BOVL.GIF Dontronics Motherboard, power supply and PIC Programmer Overlay. Small size. On screen viewable.
View DT01BCCT.GIF Dontronics DT001 circuit. EuroCard size. 100mm by 160mm.
View DT.PDF Dontronics DT001 circuit in Adobe Reader PDF format. Interim Circuit is on the lower half of the page. Revision B not yet available. This is Revision A.

Revision A.

View DT001PTS.HTML Dontronics DT001 Parts List and hardware assembly instructions.
View DT001OVL.GIF Dontronics Motherboard, power supply and PIC Programmer Overlay. Small size. On screen viewable.
View DT001CCT.GIF Dontronics DT001 circuit. EuroCard size. 100mm by 160mm.
View DT.PDF Dontronics DT001 circuit in Adobe Reader PDF format. Interim Circuit is on the lower half of the page.

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