For Retro Hardware hacking goto: http://www.backofficeshow.com/boobie-basix/retro-boobie

The Boobie Basix or 'Boobie Board' is a groovy and incredibly easy to use microcontroller digital IO interface that provides the home hobbiest or engineer with a platform they can rapid prototype and integrate with their projects.

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We like to keep it simeple at the Backoffice, so one of the main features is that the IO of the device is very easy to understand and comes pre-programmed with a human readable interface on the firmware that guides you through the process of talking to your electronic gadgets. We are so confident that we do not ship a manual with the board as folk just pick it up and start running right away!

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The board is based on a Microship PIC16F688 and an FTDI-232R which provides serial port emulation over USB (It is how your PC or Raspberry Pi talks to the board). The board provides a number of features including optional power regulation, a 40Mhz oscillator for increased throughput and a number of configurable ports and onboard peripherals.

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The Boobies are packed and ready to ship on the Beta programme. If you have not signed up, please go to http://backofficeshow.com/beta to enter your details for the chance to get some free hardware!