Protozone PZ1

 

The protozone is an area of the main PCB similar to a breadboard. It can be used to design a short circuit prototyp on the fly or attach a bigger breadboard to.

2 pads are directly connected to internal supply (see below), providing +5V and ground.

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arduino Mega pin tester application

A short application to test your arduino mega and detect if there are very thin short or cold solder joints between the pins/connectors. Useful if your buttons are not detected for example (we had a defective board with a short between pin 10 and 11, disabling SRIO function scanning the buttons).

Simply upload the sketch and then with a single wire you can monitor through Serial at 115200 bauds that the pin is good : pin 13 is the output pin alternating a state 1/0 while Serial indicates if the tested pin is working. All pins are tested so you can pass from one pin to another with the monitor window opened without rebooting, simply by moving the wire.

pin10 is tested on the picture below :

 

Increase the delay(5) to delay(150) to see the source output pin blinking. Sketch to download :

testeur_Mega_one_wire_v2

 

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