The Carrier Board connects the port headers of a JeeNode, JeeNode USB, or JeeSMD MPU board to various combinations of alternate port header positions. It fits exactly in the slots of a low-cost plastic enclosure:
The Jeenode boards can be placed in two orientations, allowing the USB or FTDI connector to either point toward the outside or the inside of the case.
If the PWR/SER/I2C and SPI/ISP connectors are also populated and connected, then all these ATmega I/O pins become available along one edge of the carrier board (for use with a “Carrier Card”, for example).
There are numerous ways to use this Carrier Board with all sorts of JeePlugs:
There is nothing to configure.
**Note:* the port assignments depend on the orientation of the JeeNode!*
A detailed picture of the pinouts is available here.
Dimensions: 25.1 x 119.8 mm
CadSoft EAGLE design files: see below.
How to Get It¶
If you intend to use the optional DC power jack with version 1, make the fix described here
For version 2, the fix is not required - each of the 4 solder pads for the power jack are isolated from the ground plane to give flexibility for DC or AC power hookups.
The Carrier Card is a companion board which adds two larger prototype boards to fill the remaining area of the plastic enclosure.
Related Weblog Posts¶
- 2010-04-11 - Original Carrier Board announcement
- 2010-05-21 - Meet the Carrier Board
- 2010-05-23 - In and out of the box
- 2010-05-26 - DC jack connection errata