The Baby Orangutan contains a programmable ATmega48, ATmega168, or ATmega328P AVR microcontroller, a TB6612FNG dual H-bridge for direct control of two DC motors, a 10k user trimmer potentiometer (connected to ADC7), a green power LED, a red user LED (connected to PD1), a 20 MHz resonator, and a reverse-battery-protection MOSFET, all containted in a tiny 1.2" x 0.7" 24-pin DIP package. Power pins, one of the motor outputs, and several I/O lines are all accessible from one side to enable use of the Baby Orangutan as a single in-line pin (SIP) package for applications that do not require all of the I/O lines.
The pinout diagram, combined with a pin assignment table, is also available as a downloadable pdf: Baby Orangutan B pinout and pin assignment table (285k pdf).
Warning: Pins PB4 and PB5 are used as ISP programming pins in addition to digital user I/O lines. Be careful not to connect anything to these pins that might interfere with programming (e.g. large capacitance or an external device that could drive those lines during programming). Similarly, don’t connect anything to those lines that might behave unexpectedly when they are driven during programming (e.g. if you use these lines as inputs to a motor driver IC, it could drive your motors in strange and potentially dangerous ways during programming) .
You can tap into the Baby Orangutan’s regulated 5V Vcc line using the pin labeled “Vcc” or either of the two pads on the bottom of the board directly to the left of this pin. You can tap into the Baby Orangutan’s ground using the two pads on the bottom of the board directly to the right of the “GND” pin.
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