TicTacLights USB RetrofitEnglish
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The TicTacLights USB Retrofit is a small PCB that extends older revisions of the TicTacLights and TicTacLights Colour with a USB port which can be used for power supply as well as data transfer (MCUF streaming) through a virtual serial port. The PCB contains a Mini USB-B jack, a CH340G USB to UART converter IC and the associated passive components. It is compatible with the following revisions of the TicTacLights:
- TicTacLights (monochrome):
- Rev. 1.0
- Rev. 2.0
- Rev. 3.0
- TicTacLights Colour
- Rev. 1.0
Starting from TicTacLights 4.0 and TicTacLights Colour 2.0, the entire USB functionality is already included on the main PCB and the Retrofit is no longer required.
- Schematic (PNG)
- Schematic (EAGLE file, version 4.x)
- PCB Layout (EAGLE file, version 4.x)
- Construction Kit Instructions for PCB Rev. 1
- Windows Driver for CH340G
The installation of the Retrofit into the TicTacLights (Colour) is described in the construction kit instructions.
More photos here: http://arne.blinkenarea.org/TicTacLights%20USB%20Retrofit/gallery.htm.