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How to get started with PICAXE 08M microcontroller

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This is instructable for how to get started with PICAXE 08M microcontroller.
To get started, you need:

- 08M Protoboard or same kind of board (Can be homemade)
- A LED
- AXE027 USB Cable
- 3V Power supply
 
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Step 1: Connect the led to pin 4

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Just  connect cathode lead to Ground, and anode lead to pin 4 of the microcontroller like this:

Step 2: Connect the power and the cable

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Connect the power, and plug the cable to the socket.
Then open PICAXE Programming Editor.
If you don't have it, download it from http://picaxe.com/

Step 3: Write the code and press "Program"

Write this code to the editor:

main:
high 4 'LED on
pause 1000 'Pause 1 second
low 4 'LED off
pause 1000 'Pause 1 second
goto main 'Repeat

Then press the "Program" button on the top.

Step 4: Watch your LED blinking!

It is ready now, good luck for future!

Links:
PICAXE Downloads - http://www.picaxe.com/Software
PICAXE Manuals - http://www.picaxe.com/Manuals
PICAXE Shop - http://www.techsupplies.co.uk/PICAXE

All the links you need to order, download, and study PICAXE!

Hope you enjoyed! :)
how did you connect the usb cable? I can't see the socket in the pics
BotFIN (author)  amandaghassaei1 year ago
Hey! It's just plugged to usb port of the computer after you installed the drivers. If installing drivers is hard, I can make another Instructable!