with large breadboards, so I think I’ll
add that to my to-do list.
Each of the three adapter boards
(FTDI, Prolific, and Stereo) can be
mated with either the AxMate-IFS or
the AxMate-IFE board, which
provides a good amount of flexibility
in PICAXE programming setups.
The following figures present a
few of the possibilities:
• Figure 11: AxMate-IFS and
Prolific stripboard adapter.
• Figure 12: AxMate-IFS and
• Figure 13: AxMate-IFE and
• Figure 14: AxMate-IFE and
As you can see in these figures,
dividing the PICAXE programming
interface circuitry between the two
sets of boards provides the flexibility
of a “mix and match” approach to
powering and programming PICAXE
This is especially true in
situations where we need to connect
more than one USB-to-serial adapter
cable to the same PICAXE project —
which is exactly what we’re going to
do with our Prolific cable in the next
See you then ... NV
16 March 2015
■ FIGURE 12.
■ FIGURE 13.
■ FIGURE 14.
■ FIGURE 11. AxMate-IFS
and Prolific stripboard.