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GENIE 8-pin Microcontroller System Kits

<p><B>GENIE</B> is a low-cost microcontroller programming system designed exclusively for schools and colleges. The free, user-friendly flowchart software allows you to add intelligence and control to your new and existing design projects. No separate programmer is required and downloading is via a USB or serial cable.<BR><BR>Available from <B>Rapid</B> are three exclusive kits that have been designed to provide a fun and challenging introduction to the <B>GENIE</B> microcontroller system.<BR><BR><B>13-6009 GENIE 08 Activity kit</B><BR>This kit provides a great introduction to the <B>GENIE</B> system. It allows students to control two LEDs and a piezo sounder for making sounds. These outputs can be made to respond to a push switch (for sensing touch) and an LDR (for sensing light).<BR><BR><B>13-6011 GENIE 08 Project kit</B><BR>This 8-pin kit is ideal for adding intelligence to student projects. It is based on an 8-pin <B>GENIE</B> 08 microcontroller providing off-board connections for 2 digital inputs (1 of which can also be used for sensing an analogue signal) and 3 outputs (one of which is buffered to provide medium-power output suitable for controlling lamps and small motors).<BR><BR><B>13-6012 GENIE 08 Jukebox kit</B><BR>This kit allows students to have fun with 2-channel polyphonic music by making use of <B>GENIE's</B> unique ability to play several notes at the same time. Two LED outputs flash in time to the music. A single digital input switch is provided to control the music, such as when creating a musical box project that starts the music playing when the lid is opened.<BR><BR>The kits are designed to work with the <B>GENIE</B> flowchart programming software for Microsoft Windows&#8482; and there are free online resources and community website at <A href="http://www.genieonline.com">www.genieonline.com</A>.</p>
  • Developed by the authors of Livewire, PCB Wizard and Circuit Wizard
  • Free, user-friendly GENIE flowchart programming software
  • On-screen monitoring and calibration of digital and analogue signals
  • Supports advanced I/O such as events, interrupts and infrared
  • The bare PCBs from the kits are also available, enabling the design of custom projects
  • Download cables are also available, see 13-0847 or 13-6023
Note: These kits are supplied with Version 2 GENIE microcontrollers. To program them, Circuit Wizard 3 or the free GENIE Programming Editor software is required.

Note: The GENIE Design Studio software is free to download directly from www.genieonline.com.
13-6009 GENIE 08 Activity kit
Order codeDescriptionQuantity
13-6040Genie C08 V2 IC1
13-6020Genie C08 activity PCB1
18-0092Battery clip PP3 - end entry1
18-01263x AA Battery holder - studs1
20-01373.5mm Stereo PCB socket1
22-0131Tube (50) 8-pin 0.3in DIL socket1
35-0044PCB Mount piezo transducer1
55-17905mm red LED1
55-17925mm green LED1
58-0134Miniature photoresistor1
62-0358330R 0.25W CF resistor2
62-039410K 0.25W CF resistor2
62-040222K 0.25W CF resistor1
62-0418100K 0.25W CF resistor1
78-0620Tactile switch 6 x 6mm height 4.3mm1

13-6011 GENIE 08 Project kit
Order codeDescriptionQuantity
13-6040Genie C08 V2 IC1
13-6021Genie C08 project PCB1
08-0235100n 5mm Pitch ceramic disc capacitor1
11-1400220µ 10V 85° radial electrolytic1
18-0092Battery clip PP3 - end entry1
18-01263x AA Battery holder - studs1
20-01373.5mm Stereo PCB socket1
22-0131Tube (50) 8-pin 0.3in DIL socket 1
47-31301N4001 1A 50V Silicon rectifier diode1
47-33081N4148 75V 150mA Signal diode1
55-17925mm green LED1
62-0358330R 0.25W CF resistor1
62-03701K 0.25w CF resistor1
62-039410K 0.25w CF resistor2
62-040222K 0.25w CF resistor1
62-0418100K 0.25w CF resistor1
81-0466BC548B Transistor TO-92 30V NPN TRU1

13-6012 GENIE 08 Jukebox kit
Order codeDescriptionQuantity
13-6040Genie C08 V2 IC1
13-6022Genie C08 jukebox PCB1
18-0092Battery clip PP3 - end entry1
18-01263x AA Battery holder - studs1
20-01373.5mm Stereo PCB socket1
22-0131Tube (50) 8-pin 0.3in DIL socket1
35-0044PCB Mount piezo transducer2
55-17905mm red LED1
55-17925mm green LED1
62-0358330R 0.25W CF resistor2
62-039410K 0.25W CF resistor1
62-040222K 0.25W CF resistor1
62-0418100K 0.25W CF resistor1
78-0620Tactile switch 6 x 6mm height 4.3mm1


04 June 2014 Question by: Matt | Product code: 13-6009
Q. Hi, what dimensions is the Genie C08 activity PCB as the information is not in the PDF
A. Hi Matt. Thank you for your question. The PCB measures approximately 53 x 49mm.


21 February 2012 Question by: Glen Flynn
Q. Is it possible to add a motion sensor to this chip!?...and if so how please
A. Hi Glen, thanks for your question. There are no direct provisions on the board for this. You will need to design something that would trigger an input on motion. A typical security alarm PIR has a relay switch that could be used in place of an input switch for example.


12 January 2012 Question by: David
Q. Where Can I get a genie USB Lead to connect the board to a computer. Cant seem to find it on the website. Thanks
A. The Genie USB lead is product code 13-6023