SPIDriver Tool Allows you to Control and Monitor SPI Devices from your Computer (Crowdfunding)

SPIDriver is an interested SPI debugging / programming tool that connect to your PC’s USB port to control SPI devices, such as LCD Displays or LED strips, while showing the SPI signals and voltage/current levels on a color display. The tool can also be used as an SPI flash programmer.

SPIDriverSPIDriver hardware specifications:

  • Headers
    • 5-pin SPI header up to 500 Kbps + A/B auxiliary output signal
    • 4-pin power header with 5V and 3.3V support
  • Maximum power out current – up to 470 mA
  • Signal current – up to 10 mA
  • Device current – up to 25 mA
  • Host interface – micro USB 2.0 port
  • Color display showing signals
  • Dimensions – 61 mm x 49 mm x 6 mm

The board works with an open source program available in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS using either a GUI or a command line. It’s also possible to program the device using C/C++ or Python.

SPIDriver LCD Panel
SPIDriver Controlling an LCD Display

The project has launched on CrowdSupply aiming to raise at least $2,700. Rewards start at $27 for SPIDriver Core with hookup jumper, but two kits are also offered namely SPIDriver Expert ($57) with extra Arduino-style SPI adapter,  160×128 SPI LCD display, and an in-circuit flash programming clip, as well as SPIDriver Gold ($67) based on Expert rewards but with a custom 8-character USB Serial ID.  Shipping is free to the US, $12 to the rest of the world, and you can expect to received your perk by the end of August.

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