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What do i need to buy in order to program an 8-pin PIC microcontroller? Answered

I am trying to build/sell mod kits for 360 controllers (to make them rapidfire of course) and i need to know what i need to buy. I have 2 serial ports on my computer, so it doesn't need to be usb. I just want to find the cheapest way to take codes off of and write codes to microchips. I saw this but i was told that i would need to get other items to add to that to be able to program a chip. Also, is this chip similar enough to the ones that they use in the kits/ mods they sell on ebay? Would this chip work? Any answers would help very much.

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whatsisface (author)2009-03-20

Why noy use the simple rapidfire mod? It'll keep the parts count down and is much easier to do if you're selling it as a kit.

To program a PIC you'll need a pic programmer, such as this one. I reccommend finding the tutorial on a place such as acidmods and then looking at the parts listed there, then selling these in kit form. The tutorial may also reccommend a pic programmer you can use.

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tubbychick3n (author)whatsisface2009-03-20

I believe the acidmods site is down at the moment.

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I think i was wrong about that, but i can't find anything about programming the chips yourself. I think they just have a bunch of links to advertising websites.

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tubbychick3n (author)whatsisface2009-03-20

Thanks for your advice. So that will definitely let me pirate a code or let me program them? I just want to know, because i was talking to another instructables member who wasn't of very much help to me. I'll have to check out what you're talking about on acidmods. I also don't do the simple mod because i want to use the kind that has the 4 different mod modes and i tried the simple one with my controller and it's the newer type so i can't =/.
Thanks,
Nick

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