2017 TFC Hardware Overview

Last updated 8 months ago

The 2017 hardware consists of two trapezoidal shaped boards (System and Motor Drive) and an NXP FRDM-KL25Z board.

Important notes:

  • There are optional Bluetooth module and LCD module.

    • While the LCD module is provided as a bonus it is not needed for TFC cup

    • NXP does not currently have example code for it.

  • NEED TO UPDATE THIS SESSION The FRDM-KL25Z sits on top of the board stack with headers at the bottom.

    • Recent changes to the FRDM kit means Female socket headers are not provided with the FRDM-KL25Z kit

      • This is a new discovery. We are working to resolve this. Check the community for discussion

    • It is strongly recommended they be added

      • You may choose to solder the FRDM-KL25Z directly to the top board, but that would make it very difficult to remove if/when you need to access the system board below.

When fully assembled the board stack will look something like this (Minus the LCD and BLE adapter):