Hardware

PewPew Standalone v10.2

PewPew Standalone is a handheld device, it doesn’t require any additional hardware, except for two 1.5V AAA batteries.

Specification
Display 8×8 red LED matrix
Input 6 buttons
Sound no sound
Interface 12-pin connector at the back
Controller Atmel SAMD21
Battery 2 x AAA 1.5V alkaline (not included)

The device includes a display, six buttons, on-off switch, USB port and a battery holder. The batteries are required for operation, it can’t be powered from the USB port. There is also a 12-pin connector on the back of the device that can be used for connecting other electronic devices.

The 12-pin Connector

Label Name Function
R Reset Ground this pin to perform hard reset.
- GND Negative power and ground. There are 2 pins.
1 board.P1 DigitalIO, SWC, SPI-MISO/MOSI, PWM
2 board.P2 DigitalIO, SWD, SPI-SCK, PWM
3 board.P3 DigitalIO, I2C-SDA, SPI-MISO/MOSI, PWM
4 board.P4 DigitalIO, I2C-SCL, SPI-SCK, PWM
5 board.P5 DigitalIO, ADC, DAC, PWM, TouchIO
6 board.P6 DigitalIO, ADC, TouchIO
7 board.P7 DigitalIO, SPI-MISO/MOSI, UART, TouchIO
+ VCC Positive 3V power. There are 2 pins.

You can insert a male header into the holes at the back of the device and plug it into a breadboard to easily gain access to the pins.

Open Development

This hardware is developed in the open, and all the designs and related materials are publicly available under a permissive license. You are free to inspect how it is build, build your own, improve and extend the design, and even sell your own versions.

The designs are available in the project’s repository.

Buy a Kit

If you want to buy a kit that you only need to solder, you can find one at Tindie.