The Curiosity Starter Kit from Microchip is a flexible fully integrated 8-bit development platform designed for first-time users and experienced design engineers alike, offering a feature-rich, rapid prototyping experience for Microchips 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers. The Curiosity takes full advantage of Microchips easy-to-use MPLAB® X development environment with an integrated programmer/debugger; no other hardware is needed to get started.
On-board the Curiosity features a MikroElectronica mikroBUS socket that makes adding extra functionality effortless. Simply add-on one of the numerous MikroElectronica Click accessory boards to explore a wide range of different applications and technologies. Adding Bluetooth communications is easily achieved with the installation of Microchips RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Bluetooth module. Interface devices are also provided; the board is pre-populated with physical switches, an mTouch capacitive button and an on-board potentiometer.
Supports 8-pin, 14-pin and 20-pin 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers*
On-Board Programmer/Debugger with USB Interface
Integrates Seamlessly with MPLAB® X IDE and Code Configurator
Pre-Equipped with User Interface Devices mTouch Capacitive Touch Button, Analogue Potentiometer and Physical Switches
mikroBUS Support with Over 100 MikroElectronika Click Add-On Boards Available
RN4020 Bluetooth Module Footprint
*8-bit PIC MCUs with low voltage programming capability
1 x Curiosity Development Board
USB cable is not included