PICBuddy

PICBuddy is a PIC programmers MUST HAVE! If you are developing on a breadboard and have a ICD or PICKIT (either versions) then you will want this pcb. It allows you to connect either a PICKIT or ICD to your breadboard. The other cool features are MicroUSB power with Dual Rails. Each Rail can either be 3.3v or 5v with independent selection. Not only can you have 2 different power rails but you can select which one powers the PIC via breakout (center 2×3 connector) So you can supply 5v on one rail, 3.3v on the other and either 3.3v or 5v to power the PIC.

Usage:

Rail Selections are from these 2 jumpers (not blurred left and right pins)

Rail_Select

 

PIC Power Selection is from center jumper

pic_select

Either use the ICD:

ICD_select

Or PICKIT connector:

pickit_sel

Schematic:

picbuddy_sch