PIC Controller Board

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Visited Maplins today to see if there was anything worthwhile left in the closing down sale, and came away with a Velleman PIC Programmer and Experiment board


    Comes as a kit to assemble


    And supports 8p, 14p, 18p and 28p dual in line (dil) chips.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Forgot to mention, this board uses a serial port connection to a PC and is not compatible with a USB to serial convertor.

    Apart from assembling MERGT Kits containing these type of PICs I've not used them, so I thought with a 50% discount why not.

    Paul
     
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    Can it be converted to be used with Picaxe perhaps?
    Dave Bodnar at Trainelectronics does work with PIC chips might have a couple of ideas.
     
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    Here's a pic of some of my programmers

    Be seeing you
    Bob
     
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    I have a Picaxe programming cable and all the software, its just I struggle with Picaxe (and all programming for that matter).
    I know the logic I want to write but finding the corresponding commands is where I come undone, ie getting it from English to computer speak.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    and I'm supposed to get a warm feeling .... :avatar:

    I'll give me time to ponder, as I have to build the traversers before venturing on to new things, otherwise Toto will nip ma heid

    Paul
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Exactly ........ Now get working ....... :D
     
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    Greame
    Have you tried the Logicator programme. It uses simple visual boxes to connect to form a programme.
    be seeing you
    Bob
     
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    Given the small physical size, the cheapness and the massive difference in memory and processing power, I have glossed over picaxe and just dived straight into Arduino.
    Generally speaking (there may be exceptions), I consider the picaxe a dead duck.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    But are very popular with MERG and used in lots of their kits.

    Like you my primary interest is with the arduino, but I'm prepared to look (sometime) and at £20 thought it was worth a punt.

    Paul
     
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    Yes but the MERG bunch are all electronics boffins! Even they will eventually come over fully to the Dark Side! {why is there no 'evil' emoticon?}
    I did originally look into Picaxe maybe 10 years ago (the programming side put me off) but I never kicked it off. The only difference I can discern is size, a picaxe might fit in a building, an Arduino might have to live under the baseboard. Possibly of use in a wagon?
    But I have an alternative solution for lighting control (that no-one else has) using excel :hammer:! But that is for another thread!;)
     

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