When the PCB arrived from our great sponsor PCBWAY, the next step was to order all the components and solder them in the board to check if everything works as intended. Today we are gonna see all the processes from the PCB board to the final product.
Once the simulations in Proteus are made and everything is validated, it is time for the final schematic and PCB Design in Kicad.
The first chapter of the project is simulation and software development. It is highly recommended that you simulate your project beforehand to avoid mistakes or problems in later stages. Furthermore, simulations can provide an excellent testing environment to try different scenarios for your solution.
This project is a simple StopWatch for measuring times on different processes or activities. The project was chosen to test some 4-layers PCBs and experiment with both the XLP (Extreme Low-Power Technology) and the pic18LF14k50 itself. You can measure from milliseconds to more than 99h.