Hobby Kit: 68HC11, LCD Display, 32k SRAM, and More...
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24 Char by 2 Line LCD
32K Static RAM - "Skinny" dip package
8MHz Ceramic Resonator
8-pos Dip Switch
6-Gang Green LED Block
52-pin PLCC Socket
The Motorola 68HC11 is the most highly sought-out processor for
Hobbyists love it for Robotics, Amateur Radio,
Home-Automation, Process Control, Animatronics,
R/C Servo Control, Model Railroading, and many
other sorts of "Home-Brew" gadgets. The 68HC11 has loads of useful
features which will make it a winner for your project!
You get all the hard-to-find parts to build your very
own 68HC11-based project!
The 68HC11 is very popular and extremely easy to use...
Don't take my word for it, crank up your favorite search engine, type
in "68HC11" and see for yourself how many sites are available to help
you use this cool CPU... in fact I'll make it easy for you--
here's a Google search to get you started.
There are thousands of sites waiting to help you use this chip!
You can download everything you need to help you get up and running
fast! Schematics, Theory, Compilers, Free Software- you name it, its
out there! (I know this for a fact as this is where I've obtained
most of the 68HC11 utilities I use myself)
Incredibly Easy to Use
- The 68HC11 has an Advanced Instruction Set which makes
programming really easy. It can operate at a variety of clock speeds
from 8MHz all the way down to DC (stopped) for ultra-low power
consumption. All of the major peripheral functions are contained
on the CPU chip itself requiring only a minimal number of
external components to put together a complete working system.
The 68HC11 is chock-full of useful tricks!
EIGHT Analog Input Channels for measuring voltages
(handy in "Real-World" control applications such as Robotics
or Home Control.
Onboard RS-232 Serial Port and SPI (Synchronous
Serial) ports for communication with external devices and
downloading user programs.
THREE Input-Capture Pins for generating interrupts
from external triggers.
Real-Time Interrupt function for exceptional timing
and control applications.
Pulse-Accumulator useful for counting things or
events, or it can be used in a Time-Keeper mode for precision
Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Timing Generator for motor control, power supplies, or other precision control applications.
And lots more!
This processor is simply too loaded with features to list them all!
Of course, if all this isn't enough for you,
you're welcome to add additional components to expand your
project to your heart's content! Here's an example showing
a board that I designed and built using a 68HC11 that
illustrates this CPU's ability. You can build some very clever
gadgets with this nifty, clever chip.
Obviously, to build this board would require more components
than are included in this basic kit (and just to be clear,
this board is not included in the lot- it is for illustrative
So, here's what you get... You will receive a brand-new
Processor chip, a 52-pin PLCC socket (for the CPU), an 8MHz ceramic
resonator to generate the CPU clock signal, a 32K Static RAM memory
chip ("skinny" dip package), an 8-position DIP Switch, and a
6-Gang block of LED's
(they are discrete within the block) for making indicators.
BUT... just to make this deal totally unbeatable,
I am also including a
24 Character by 2 Line LCD Display module
complete with an attractive silver bezel for great-looking projects.
This module uses the standard 14-pin OPTREX-style interface based on
the Hitachi HD44780 chipset and includes its own built-in
Electro-Luminescent Backlight. The display has been used but is in
So, what's the catch?
Ah, I knew you'd ask that- so, okay here it is...
If you buy this kit, you must be prepared to
have fun and enjoy yourself while building creative, entertaining, and
I know that this may be a problem for some folks but I just had to
reveal this information in the interest of full disclosure... ;)
#1 The Static RAM is a 32K Static
RAM chip ("skinny" DIP package).
#2 FYI, the CPU variant I'm selling, the MC68HC11A1CFN3
is actually a faster version of the 'A1 chip than most places
have for sale. While it works just fine at 8MHz, which is how I
personally tend to use them-- it is rated from the factory at up to
12MHz. So technically you're getting a better chip than you thought
#3 If you're hesitating out of fear of what your wife/gf
might say, just have her contact me and I'll let her know its parts
for the dishwasher or something... ;)