Please understand that HIDmaker FS 2 and HIDmaker 32 are NOT limited to working with just certain demo boards.

Both of our HIDmaker products are designed for engineering professionals who are designing custom hardware products of their own, so HIDmaker projects can work on any board that functions properly over USB, and which contains one of the USB-capable PIC processors that the product supports.

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However, because early revisions of a newly designed custom PC board can often have problems, we always recommend that our customers use HIDmaker for the first time on a known-good commercial demo board. That way, you can be sure that your first experience with HIDmaker FS 2 or HIDmaker 32 will be as simple as possible, and will allow you to concentrate on learning about HIDmaker and USB -- without the extra complication of trying out and possibly having to debug an untried PC board at the same time.

Let's face it: there are just too many ways that a new board design could fail to communicate over USB.  You don't really need any extra complications, do you?  


But When Updating This Page, We Had A Problem...

We realized that we have a LOT of illustrated information about known good demo boards -- so much information that it would have made this page very long.  


Frankly, we were tempted to just remove this page and avoid the hassle, but we decided that wouldn't be right -- a lot of people ask us about what boards we recommend that they use when they are getting started with a USB development on 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC processors.  Those folks deserve to get the help they need.

We gave it some thought, and decided to double down on getting YOU the information you need to succeed.  

What we did was to collect the information about demo boards -- along with other vital information that you won't find anywhere else -- and put it all together into a convenient, FREE PDF guide that you can easily download and use forever.

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Here's What We Have For YOU:

This illustrated 36-page guide will show you the tools, techniques, and strategies you need to succeed:

  • Profusely illustrated information about the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit demo boards we and our clients have used with great success -- and WHY we use them.
  • Low cost or free software tools that will turbo charge your USB development -- and your other work as well -- and how YOU can use them to work faster and smarter.
  • Powerful but little known software strategies that we have developed in our consulting work -- strategies that will make your project more intelligent, more powerful, flexible, and reliable -- in short, WAAY better than your competition! 


Just click here to download your free guide:


Click Here to Download



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Quickly make CUSTOM, ready to compile and run USB HID class source code written for YOUR FAVORITE COMPILERS, MATCHED for both PC and PIC device at the same time, that sends data that YOU defined.


Now you can also get an "unfair advantage" over your competitors, with 16-bit and 32-bit USB PIC devices, as well as 8-bit USB PICs, with new HIDmaker 32. Gets your USB HID project running, and communicating YOUR custom data, in as little as 10 minutes!  Pays for itself in 1 day!


NEW! 2 Versions -- See which one is right for YOU :

Learn about new HIDmaker 32 for 32-bit, 16-bit, and 8-bit USB Processors

Learn about new Enhanced HIDmakerFS 2 for 8-bit USB PIC Processors