The right debug board can make the development process for a project so much easier to get through—that’s why we appreciate this fascinating Raspberry Pi Pico-powered Debug’n’Dump board kit created by maker Thomas Roth (also known as Stacksmashing).
The best Raspberry Pi projects are flexible and Roth has set the stage with this board design for a myriad of compatibility. It supports a few different functions via multiple ports and components including SWD debugging, basic glitch testing, SPI-flash dumping and has options for both UART and Game Boy Game-Link connections.
The kit is officially listed on the Stacksmashing website and comes with everything you need already soldered into place. All you have to provide yourself is a Raspberry Pi Pico module. There are also optional pin headers included that can be soldered to the board.
Users can also choose to add an SSD1306 display (see how to use an SSD1306 with Pico) which will provide visual output pertaining to the debug data in real time. According to Roth, there are a few more tests to complete after which passing the board will be made available as open source.
If you want to get a closer look at this useful Pico-powered debug kit, visit the Stacksmashing website and preorder yours before they’re gone.
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