Sunday, May 22, 2011

STK 200

This semester I used the STK 200 from KANDA as an AVR trainer kit. At first I found the kit to be extremely frustrating but it has started to grow on me. I continue to discover useful features built into the unit but these discoveries underline the reason I was frustrated in the first place: there is extremely poor documentation for the kit. After spending countless hours trying to utilize the onboard LCD pins, I stumbled upon example code on the KANDA website which allowed me to understand the pin controls. Perhaps I can detail some of the difficulties I had to work through in future posts and save others the hassle. The good news is that once you understand how to use the kit, it proves to be very robust and handy.