Production tinyK20 Boards arrived!

One day earlier than expected, our tinyK20 boards arrived, and they are looking great :-):

Four tinyK20 Boards

Four tinyK20 Boards

It always is a moment of fear when I debug a new board like this, as there is always the risk that something went wrong. But all the due diligence and peer reviews paid off so far: debugging the first board worked like a charm:

Programming the first tinyK20

Programming the first tinyK20

We produced four boards as a ‘unit’, and the boards will be then broken out the frame:

Top side of the board:

Top Side of tinyK20

Top Side of tinyK20

Bottom side of the board(s):

tinyK20 bottom side

tinyK20 bottom side

On the board there are footprints for optional micro-SD card, 32kHz clock and DC-DC converter.

On option is to place the 32kHz clock source on the top side. Additionally a larger C can be populated if an extra DC-DC converter is added on the back.

32kHz Clock and larger C

Option: 32kHz Clock and larger C

On the bottom side there is the option to add a 3.3V DC-DC converter to provide enough power if the SD card is more power hungry than the K20 can provide with the internal 3.3V converter:

bottom side with sd card and dc-dc converter

Bottom side with optional sd card socket and dc-dc converter

SD Card Mounted

SD Card Mounted

We will work on the initial set of documentation for the students so they can sucessfully use the boards in their next projects.

Happy tinying 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Production tinyK20 Boards arrived!

  1. Do TinyK20 could be the next Arduino like wave ? I don’t know but for me it’s like “Shut up and take my money !” I’ll take all haha :D. With the SD card it could be interesting to test NuttX RTOS.

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    • There is definitely a trend for small/tiny/breadboard friendly boards like this. There are several ones on the market e.g. for Atmel boards, but apart of the Teensy which is not usable in my view because you cannot debug it, there is nothign for Freescale devices.

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  2. You guys should make a project page on Hackaday.io, I didn’t even know of your project until today! As Erich Styger said, I think there is demand for this sort of board in the hobbyist market for people who want real debugging capabilities on a devboard which can is also small, and cheap enough to be used in projects. Not to mention it can be used as a debugger itself

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  9. hi Erich,
    I’ve seen your work and it’s amazing, thanks for sharing your knowledge with others, and the entire world. Sir, i only have one simple question, where did you make your boards? and where were soldered?

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