Goodman’s ICB-2-based circuit board is now on the market
As you may have noticed by now, we’ve been putting a lot of effort into our coverage of the new Goodman ICB2-powered circuit board that can transform electronic circuits into usable and portable ones.
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems like Goodman is finally getting around to launching it into the mainstream, as its the latest in a series of products to be available to make it possible for anyone to build a DIY circuit board for any electronic device.
The good news is that the new ICB board is already being sold by Goodman, and we’re already hearing some good reviews from the various hobbyist circuit makers who’ve already made use of it.
As a result, we’re excited to announce that Goodman will be launching the ICB4-based ICB5-powered ICB6-based project, which we’ve also dubbed the “goodman chip” for a reason.
The Goodman chip’s basic design is the same as the existing ICB7-powered project, but we’ve tweaked it for the ICBM6-powered version by adding a few extra features: We’ve made the ICBC6 chip larger, since it will be able to support up to 16 channels of analog input and output simultaneously.
In addition, we added a 5V and 3.3V input, so that you can connect it to more than just one project.
The board itself has an integrated circuit with the same power consumption as the previous ICBC7 chip, and it also supports both the analog input/output (A/O) and digital input/out (D/O).
As you might expect, the design of the IC BC6 is pretty simple, and its very easy to build: Just connect the input jack to a breadboard or other suitable board, connect the output jack to an existing PCB, connect both jacks together, and then connect the circuit board back together.
We have a video tutorial showing how to build the ICRC6-enabled project here.
You can also follow along with our review of the Goodman-designed ICBC5-based PCB here.
We’re pretty excited to see how many of the current projects get adopted by hobbyists who are just starting out with the hobby and don’t have a lot more experience with the electronics world.