My Favorite Digilent Product — the James edition

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Many of you will likely expect my favorite product would be some sort of Pmod and normally you would be correct. However, there are just so many Pmods I found myself having difficulty choosing just one to be my favorite. It was around that time while I was considering the Pmods that they all had something in common when I was working with them individually: the chipKIT Starter Kit.

Digilent's chipKIT Starter Kit
Digilent’s chipKIT Starter Kit.

This kit has nearly everything that I have ever wanted to use with a Pmod: the wiring options, op-amps, LEDs for signal testing, resistors, motors, shift registers, you name it. Many times a Pmod, such as the PmodENC or the PmodDA4 simply work better in conjunction with other components. But where do you find all of these components?

Digilent's PmodDA4 with extra components.
Digilent’s PmodDA4 with extra components.
Digilent's PmodENC with extra components.
Digilent’s PmodENC with extra components.

You guessed it; the chipKIT Starter Kit. I can’t count the number of times it has had exactly the item that I was looking for. This is why the chipKIT Starter Kit is my favorite Digilent product.

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About James Colvin

The biggest thing that I enjoy is learning new things. Especially things involving some type of technology; computer components, fun gadgets, games, coding techniques, etc. I love spending time with my wife and our two sons and hanging out with our friends. During my normal work day, I manage the Digilent Forum and the North American Support team.

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One Comment on “My Favorite Digilent Product — the James edition”

  1. Your interest in and excitement about the Digilent products makes me wish I knew how to play with them, too. Perhaps someday you will bring one to your parents’ house and teach us all how to play!

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