The 2020 Christmas Card

Happy Holidays!

Is that time of the year again, and a new Christmas Card is born.

As previous years we have utilized our day-to-day skills, and made a PCB card. You can see more what we do and deliver on our services page.


Each year they have a different look. This year we created a Christmas-girl and here is some of the PCB-details:

The face-color is created by soldermask removal
The fancy belt buckle is created with solderpaste and “pad design”
Previous looks
The Christmas cards from 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 🙂


The schematic for the circuit is as simple as possible and looks like this:


The only change from last years circuit is the battery holder: This cards uses a CR2032 battery. But some of the cards was modified to use a 2*AAA battery holder instead =)


The Christmas card is compatible with the (old) firmware used on the other side of this URL.

Creative Commons License

And remember that this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

How to program it?

The “brain” on the Christmas Card is an ATtiny10. And that can be programmed through TPI.

And remember that the programming voltage has to be around 5 volts.

The Christmas Card can handle this, but the batteries cannot.

So an external power source has to be present (and the batteries cannot).

The programming happens through a tag-connect-header called P1 in the schematics.

The “mini squid” cable from the ATMEL ICE was used to connected the different signals according to the pinout given here.

Signal – Mini-squid pin
GND – 2
VCC – 4 // Note that this does not supply the card!
!RST – 6

The Stand

The Christmas Card this year is standing in a “snow mound”.

They are modeled in Fusion 360 and printed in-house.

The Result

?  Merry Christmas! ?

Related Posts