This is a kit for the TPIC6B595 Shift Register 8-bit High Power IC. Containing a filter capacitor, Shift Register, Break Away Headers and PCB. This IC can control high voltage/high current devices directly! Clock in data and latch it to control devices like relays, motors, high current optical devices and more! Each channel can sink 150mA continuous, 500mA maximum.
This board is perfect for driving our 7-Segment Red 6.5" Displays. Please view video below for example of cascading 2 devices. Please note that the datasheet below shows 1K load resistors, we have found that using 1M resistors stops any non lit segments from showing a slight glow from the segment.
Posted by Karl on 4th Sep 2012
Any reason the output enable pin on the chip is not exposed on the board?
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2012
Yoda seems to turn up a lot in the proto-pic videos :-)
Posted by trekker on 1st May 2012
Very handy board!
And always nice to have Yoda's approval!
Posted by Roy on 6th Jan 2012
There is a datasheet which includes schematics showing you how to wire this kit up to an Arduino or any other MCU. There is also example Arduino code and a library written to help newcomers.
Posted by George on 6th Jan 2012
is there a tutorial available on how to actually use this board? i.e. how to actually wire it up to the arduino and get it functioning?