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    Amicus is a multifunction development system inspired by the popular Arduino board, however, the Amicus board uses a Microchip PIC® microcontroller instead of an Atmel AVRtm type.

    Comprehensive documentation and a helpful and friendly support environment, make using Amicus18 an easy and enjoyable experience for beginners and seasoned programmers.

    Forum Moderator Mackrakit (Dave) very kindly ported the Proton BASIC Compiler code over to PBP3 and modified the original AMicus18 docuemts for PBP3 users.

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    Amicus18 is an embedded system platform based on a simple open hardware design for a single-board microcontroller, with embedded I/O support and a standard programming language. A great Partner for PBP3 and Perfect for the PBP3 Experimenter.


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    The entry level shield is labelled The Companion Shield. This is a PCB laid out in the pattern of a solderless breadboard. The holes are single sided, which means that components can easily be removed using solder mop braid, or a solder vacuum tool, if a mistake is made, or components need to be re-used.

    The (PBP3) Companion Shield Manual iCan be downloaded from here

    See the Companion Shield in our on-line shop

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    The Amicus GPS shield contains a multi channel GPS receiver, as well as a 16k byte (128 kbit) serial (I2C) eeprom, and a 3 Volt, 12mm battery socket in order to maintain the receiver's built-in RTC (Real Time Clock).
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