The PICList is a collection of people interested in the Microchip PIC and other similar processors who have requested that email sent to the PICList email address be forwarded to them. From the mass mind of these people the following have grown:
James Newton of Massmind.org helps hosting the piclist site and editing and organization of the PIC FAQ. The PICList mailing list is hosted by MIT.
The design is essentially a double evaluation board for the chips 18F4550 and 16F877A. It contains also a MAX232A serial module having two transmitters and two receivers with the ability to connect either to 4550 or 877 microcontroller. Each microcontroller port ends up to a pin header in order to give interconnection capabilities to the board for future experiments.