I require help ! ! Anybody? I plan on purchasing a Pic programmer. A Pic 2 or Dragon? Both similar price.

Topic by gomjabar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


L'm trying to sale this pics but i don't know how

Topic by markjr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

pic programming? Answered

I am not able to load the hex file to the pic that hex file i am trying to load had loaded sucsessfully before but now gives a verification error. why is this happening and how to fix this?????

Question by robot1398 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I just want to know if there is a different pic programmer for different pic microcontroller

Topic by ipis_12 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

PIC Microcontrollers

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 "" 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 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Pic Basics

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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

pics of models

Show off your origami here!

Topic by BuffaloNickel 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Custom PIC

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

iPaper PICS!

I was bored and made this iPod paper case.Here are some pics likes it?Should I make a instructable about it?Tnx

Topic by reptie7 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


 If anyone actually wanted to build this, here are sufficient pictures. 

Topic by GrandeSwag 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Character Pics!

Hey y'all, I was just looking for cool pictures you have drawn. If you are good or bad I don't care, I just want to see what you all can come up with! Have fun :)

Topic by Squaggadoodle 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Firebreathing Pics

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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Pic Problems, need Pic Pros!

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 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to start into PIC? Answered

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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Beginner PIC user? Answered

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PIC Programming Software

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

usb pic programmer Answered

Im looking for a schematic or instructible for a pic progrem with usb id rather make it myself though if any one know wheres there one please let me know

Question by hightekrednek2396 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

USB pic Programmer?

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

No Pics in any instructibles

I cannot get any pics at all. Using Linux Ubuntu and Win XP with firefox 3. They used to show but suddenly stopped appearing.

Topic by ronjan41 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Pics of my ZipZap

Here are some pics of my SMOKIN HOT ZipZap!!!!!!!! (sorry about the somewhat blurry pics, my camera is old)

Topic by nerfer192 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

PIC C compiler

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 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Cheap PIC microcontroller?

What is the cheapest PIC microcontroller with an analog input(a2d capability) and a few digital outputs?? and how much does it cost?? Thanks!

Question by Chris414 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Topic by Metal4God 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

PIC & PICAXE Hardware

Hi, I have found these folks that are selling PIC & PICAXE hardware, Laters!

Topic by davidbraith 5 years ago

basic pic programing

Hi can some one give me recemendations on a book or site tht will give me insights as how to program pic microchips for robotics nothing adavance just something simple and for beginers

Topic by yerok16 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

ultimate maze pics?

Hey! Somebody send me pics of an ultimate maze or two!! i wanna see if i can build one for next halloween...... Send em' to

Topic by whiskrs 8 years ago

My new pic

What do you guys think of my new avatar picture? :)

Topic by FreakCitySF 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

sgt, this has pics!!

Where da sgt go. i made his ak-47

Topic by T-man 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Gravatars as profile pic.

 It would be awesome if instructables would add the ability to use gravatar with your profile.

Topic by action_owl 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what is this? (pics included)?

Okay, what are these things and what do they do? on them it says: "in4007 mic" [IMG][/IMG] -thanks, mmcpherson4

Question by mmcpherson4 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can't upload Pics

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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Getting Started with PIC

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

Topic by Mrlzeppelin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do i put a pic for my tag


Question by wanwhokaloogy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how do you cange yore pic for the profile? Answered


Question by yo man 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I want to load a ready made program into a PIC. how do I do it?. I don't need to write a program, just load it?.

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to control stepper motors?

With pic if possible

Question by alfcreatevi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

can ATmega and pic microcontrollers communicate with the rx and tx pins?

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Making a watch using a PIC Answered

I want to make a wristwatch using a PIC to control the watch. How would I keep the time using it? Would I need a crystal and if so, how would I interface it with the PIC (how would it communicate with the PIC)? Thanks

Question by jamiec53 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

easy way to program PIC? Answered

What is the easyest way to program PIC chips? i have a ghetto programmer around for attiny's, and wondered if there was anything similar to that...

Question by godofal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

PIC microcontroller dev board

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 9 years ago

pic 12f629 // mplab problem

Every time i try to build a 12f629 project i get  Error[118]   C:DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGSOWNERDESKTOP F629 SOURCE.ASM 6 : Overwriting previous address contents (2007) Error[118]   C:DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGSOWNERDESKTOP F629 SOURCE.ASM 6 : Overwriting previous address contents (2007) what is the problem as i used a good source code unmodfied

Question by 12V 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How, what, why...PIC?

I've seen PIC microcontrollers on the internet and I'm not exactly sure what they do. Are they like Arduinos except you can remove the microchip you programmed and put it in a circuit you made? Is that how it works? Can someone tell me please?!?!?!?!

Question by Adum24 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Any PIC Experts out there?

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 I’d like to do something with but have got completely baffled by the data sheets and the complications of PIC programming. Basically, what I’d like to do is create a ‘dummy bomb’ as a present for my local gaming field along the lines of:- • Have a hex keypad enter an ‘unlock code’. Display and save that code • Use the hex keypad to input the time to start counting down from (Minutes & Seconds). Display and lock in that time • Have a button start to ‘arm’ the bomb and start decrementing the time and display it • When the timer reaches 00.00 then ‘fire’ the sound effect in the MM5450 and have an output go low for triggering something else • The device can be ‘defused’ by entering the correct code (equal to that previously stored) or by cutting the ‘correct’ wire – other wires triggering the device. It would seem to me that the ‘wire cutting’ scenario could be accomplished by using tied inputs – one changing state defuses, the others trigger the device. In an ideal world, the device would have 2 operating modes – timer and non-timer, the non-timer mode allowing for the device to be triggered by trip-wire, breaking an IR beam, a ‘hit’ from a gaming gun, etc. In a perfect world, it could also send a 56Khz IR data stream to ‘kill’ all the gaming guns within range but I don’t know the coding for that data stream and it may be in the realms of fantasy anyway… I don’t have a PIC programmer yet but they don’t seem difficult to build or hard to find – only having a laptop means USB though and that does limit things… 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 9 years ago

PIC Programmer Com Port?

Hello, yesterday, I bought a PIC16F877A Microcontroller and This programmer. I also installed PicPro USB. I am using the serial to usb cable that came with it. The programmer has a location of  Port_#0001.Hub_#0009 in device manager. Now when I open PicPro USB and set it to  port 1, It gives me an error saying: There appears to be a problem accessing the COM port. I cant seem to find whats wrong. [Edit] I think that It is connected to port 24 (hence its name: Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM24) ) and the problem with PicPro USB is that it can only have 1 digit port numbers, how do I fix that? Thanks.

Question by Seifpic 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

pwm o/p pic?

Dear sir,                how to get low frequency 30.....300c/s square wave from PIC MCU ,application required to simulate a tachometer.

Question by padmanabhan.k 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Need Ible Bot Pics!

Hello all. Once more I find myself needing a few pictures. For my collaboration masterpiece I need a pic of the Ibles Robot holding a book, something kinda encyclopedia-ish, and of him/her/it doing something related to each of the ibles categories. Here's a pic with the text I'm after, but my pic manipulation skills are poor, as is my software. Thanks!

Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Adding my personal pic

I know where to go to attach my picture but nothing is showing up there where you would normally see your album and the upload options.

Topic by zmatt 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

SRv3 prototype pics leaked

Prototype SRv3 shooting 500ft! ible and video COMING SOON!

Topic by Knex Lego Maniac 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago