Do you want to set the first steps into Microchip PIC programming?. This is the only board you will need. The tutor can help to get you started into the magic world of PIC programming and later it can also be used for more advanced programming. Use the free tools from Microchip®; the PICKit2™ programmer tool and the MPLAP® IDE environment. The boards can easily be separated, for independent programmer use and an external supply connector for the tutor board is provided.