I require help ! ! Anybody? I plan on purchasing a Pic programmer. A Pic 2 or Dragon? Both similar price.
Topic by gomjabar | last reply
I am new to programing and was wondering if there is any way to read the code off a PIC chip without damaging it or if you plug it into a programmer will it destroy the data on the chip. Sorry if this is a stupid question any help would be most appreciated
Topic by xlbloodlust | last reply
Hello. I'm just making my entrance into the world of microcontrollers. But as I self learning everything I have a few questions. I recently purchased 2 PICS (16F648A) and a programming board. The board works fine and I got it to connect to the computer and reconize the PIC. I guess my first question is, Is all hex code PIC specific? Meaning would I be able to use this code "http://www.voti.nl/blink/index_1.html#16F630" for my PIC? The models are very similar but not exact. If not, I would like to do the standard "Blink an LED" as my first project. How would I write my code for this PIC and what materials would I need? Thanks!
Topic by jefferson987 | last reply
Is there a website to learn about how to use picmicro's really easily? I realize that there are some instructables about it, but to be honest they arn't very helpful. For example, I have no clue what the crystal does, why you need it, how to hook it up, and how much voltage they need because I need to buy some.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Savage innovations does not offer a small OOPic chip. OOPic is my favorite MCU and I want a small one. Soooo, I decided I want to make one. In theory, The process is simple. The OOPic 2 is a PIC16F77 with custom firmware. I ordered a similar chip (PIC16F876A) to put the firmware on so I basically have a smaller OOPic. Savage innovations does not offer the OOPic firmware as a download so I have to extract it from my OOPic2. Here's my questions. Will a JDM2 programmer be able to extract the firmware? Will WinPic800 work to do this? Will this erase my OOPic's firmware entirely? Is it even possible? I would like some input and if you guys say it will be okay, I am going to do it. (I'll post and ible if it works.
Topic by gimmelotsarobots | last reply
Heres the deal, my roommate wanted a shot of me firebreathing for some CD jacket artwork, so I ended up jpegifying all the frames near the frame I used for my avatar (Huh?). Basically I ended up with 28 different photos from that one firebreath sequence. Since the photos were just sitting on my drive, and it is the 4th, I figured I'd share them with everyone, and if enough people are interested I'll turn the other firebreathing sequences into pictures too. I threw all the photos in a RAWR im a kitty which can be found by clicking anywhere on the text.
Topic by Tetranitrate | last reply
I recently got a pic prgrammer (the really cheap one off of sparkfun, the PIC_PG2) and I have a problem: Background info: I'm trying to program a 12f675 I'm using IC-Prog when I program the programming led turns on and flickers a bit now and then. A pop-up screen comes up, "No Oscillator Callibration Value found. Do you want to use value from file (3fffh) instead? " I can now hit yes, no, or cancel. If I hit no it goes on, if i hit yes it goes on. after a couple more status bars, like reading, prgramming, little blue bars... then "verify failed at adress 0000h!" I need to fix this.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Hey friends! Yesterday my uncle gave me an old pic16f72 microcontroller. I am a beginner to arduino and have written few programs myself but PIC is absolutely obsolete to me. I want to ask that is pic a standalone ic to program or it need other hardware. Also in which language are these programmed. Plz tell me all the basics. Thanks! :)
Question by DELETED_Snehil1101 | last reply
I have some pic12f675 chips laying around, but I have never used pic before. I have heard that they are very easy to program, and very useful. I have experience using arduino. does it use the same language, and can you use the arduino ide with it? as I said I am a beginner with these, so please include as much info as you can, and please leave links to some tutorials if you can. thanks in advance!
Question by Higgs Boson | last reply
I am just starting to get into PICs, problem is, I can't find a program. All these tutorials on PICs on Instructalbes talk about the hardware, but not very many talk about software. I am pretty fluent in VBasic/Basic so I would like a developer that works in that language or C/C++. I have PIC Prog, but that just downloads it. Anyway here's what I need help finding: -Free devolpment and compiler program -Preferably programs with Basic or C -Works with JDM2 programmers. Yes I have MCU experience, but it's been with an OOPic. I can't use it on everything so I am switching to PICs. Anyway if anyone can help me with software solutions, I'd really appreciate it.
Topic by gimmelotsarobots | last reply
Ok guys so heres the deal i need a good and cheap schematics for a USB pic Programmer ive had some experience with schematics but i must admit its been a while my ultimate goal is to build a cheap good set of lazer tag thanks ps PIC18F2525 is the chip im trying to program
Question by nimbian | last reply
I'm planning on getting started with PICs this christmas. I've aquiered everything i need to get started, and done some reading on assembler language. But I have yet to find any free C compilers for the PIC microcontroller. Could some experienced PIC users please give me some pointers?
Topic by chr | last reply
Okay, what are these things and what do they do? on them it says: "in4007 mic" [IMG]http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv259/mmcpherson4/Picture6.jpg[/IMG] i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv259/mmcpherson4/Picture6.jpg -thanks, mmcpherson4
Question by mmcpherson4 | last reply
Every time I try to upload a photo I get an error message and a pop up that says the image may have been corrupted. I will admit I'm not the most computer literate person. The only thing I could think of, is that the images may be to big, but I have resized them and still get the error messsage. Any advise?
Topic by PadiDiver33 | last reply
Hello again, I'm looking for suggestion or first hand accounts on getting started with programmable IC's. I'd say I have enough basic electronics skill to get by, but I'm completely new to programmable chips. So I'm asking where is the best place to start? I'm mostly just looking for hobby stuff at this point. The PICAXE stuff seems simple enough for a starting point, anyone have first hand experience there? I should note I don't have any access to programming though parallel ports, and I'm running Windows Vista, so any set up would need to support usb and my os. Additionally any recommendations on some reading would be nice too. Thanks again Nic
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Question by yo man | last reply
I am OK with electronics construction but lousy with programming and at 80 can't really spare the time to learn Many thanks
Question by RayRMBC | last reply
Hi. i am starting a project that will involve about 4 small boxes that have simple switches and led's connected to them. they will then all be linked to an arduino but maybe later on i will replace the arduino with a pcb that has an ATmega chip on. same as my arduino, which has my custom program on. i would like as least wires as possible. so by using the receive(rx) and transmit(tx) pins i would only need 4 wires. power, ground, rx and tx. BUT. pic microcontroller chips are alot easier to program and are cheaper too. i would not be able to use a pic microcontroller to control them all at the central hub so i would need the arduino and pic chips to be able to communicate without problems. only sending basic commands like: 0001 0011 or LED 1 HIGH. i just thought i'd check it could be done before i buy my parts. if it can't be done is there any way to make it work or any cheap alternatives? thanks, Luke
Question by ljarrald | last reply
Dear all, I m new here, I have some ready circuit using PIC16F series microcontroller chip, I need a simple microcontroller board with software to chage some information on these chip, if RS232 or USB no problem. advance thanks 2 all. khossanr(at)yahoo(dot)com
Topic by khossanr
Can somebody help? I have a few PIC16F628, ISD2532 sound chips and 4-digit seven segment LED displays with MM5450 chips from some old laser-gaming boards that Iâd like to do something with but have got completely baffled by the data sheets and the complications of PIC programming. Basically, what Iâd like to do is create a âdummy bombâ as a present for my local gaming field along the lines of:- â¢ Have a hex keypad enter an âunlock codeâ. Display and save that code â¢ Use the hex keypad to input the time to start counting down from (Minutes & Seconds). Display and lock in that time â¢ Have a button start to âarmâ the bomb and start decrementing the time and display it â¢ When the timer reaches 00.00 then âfireâ the sound effect in the MM5450 and have an output go low for triggering something else â¢ The device can be âdefusedâ by entering the correct code (equal to that previously stored) or by cutting the âcorrectâ wire â other wires triggering the device. It would seem to me that the âwire cuttingâ scenario could be accomplished by using tied inputs â one changing state defuses, the others trigger the device. In an ideal world, the device would have 2 operating modes â timer and non-timer, the non-timer mode allowing for the device to be triggered by trip-wire, breaking an IR beam, a âhitâ from a gaming gun, etc. In a perfect world, it could also send a 56Khz IR data stream to âkillâ all the gaming guns within range but I donât know the coding for that data stream and it may be in the realms of fantasy anywayâ¦ I donât have a PIC programmer yet but they donât seem difficult to build or hard to find â only having a laptop means USB though and that does limit thingsâ¦ I can do all the wiring and packaging but is there somebody who could help me out with the programming and/or general advice? Thanks Duncan
Topic by duncan_a
Our project coin automated changer. the user will insert 5 peso coin and it will dispense 5 (1 peso coins) by the use of programmable pic, is it possible? any suggestions? thanks.
Question by viennie | last reply
I would like to use a PIC that would turn on the EL wire only when it is dark out via a small photocell. I would also like to incorporate an accelerometer that would detect when the person is walking or running (it is to go on shoes) as well as fade in and out. To turn it off to conserve battery power, I would like to incorporate a small switch so that when the person is home he can turn it off. Most of all, I would like to use 3 volts with a lithium ion cell or two AG13 batteries. I have wanted to use a CMOS 555 but it would make the circuit very complex very quickly which would make the circuit heavy and very uncomfortable to wear.
Question by blinkyblinky | last reply