UK Bugs KitPrice: $25.00
My talk at the GQRP Rishworth Convention was on the Picaxe microprocessor and how easy and fun it is to use it in projects for your QRP bench. I have been selling the Maine BUGS kit for quite a while now, and everyone thinks it is a project that imitates a cricket and lightning bug.....and have skipped over it. Actually the Maine BUGS kit is a neat little kit that is a very inexpensive development system for the Picaxe 08-M micro. The BUGS program is only an example of how much stuff you can shove into the dimuative micro. I have created a new package of parts (UKB) that adds many more parts that can be modded onto the BUGS board to create all kinds of interesting projects including: QRSS keyer, random character practice Morse code generator, beacon keyer, timers, temperature controller and many others. The development of the projects will take place in an on-line discussion group that will foster hands-on learning of what the Picaxe microprocessor can do and how to program it.