Want to make the word clock, but don't have any experience with PICs.
The 16F877 is listed as being used in the part list, what software/hardware do i need to buy to use this PIC. I was thinking of buying PICkit 2 from microchips site, but there are so many packages I don't know which to pick. Theres the PICkit 2 starter kit, also the PICkit 2 debugger express. Also I want to keep cost as low as possible, as I don't think I'll do anymore PIC programming other than this one project.
I don't want to learn how to use the software or anything else like that. I have a little bit of C++ knowledge and how to solder. So I think if i follow the instructions that Doug has left I can do this myself. But I need help to know how to program the PIC.