PIC-Micro (Page 2)

PC Parallel Port, BasicX, BASIC Stamp, 68HC11, PIC, PICAXE, Data Acquisition and Control, Serial Control and Measurement. Many Microchip PIC Types , Use of a PC Printer Port for Control and Data Acquisition, 68HC11 Assembly Language ProgrammingParallel Port Interfacing with 2, 3 and 4 Wire Serial Devices.

Peter H. Anderson – Embedded Processor Control

This is a combination of LCD PIC, an assembled printed circuit board from ModernDevice.com, a 20X4 LCD with Blue / White backlight and interfacing connector. – The Arduino Processor

Assembled Serial LCD with Blue LCD

The Arduino Processor

(this is a very useful computer interfacing resource for instrumentation – delabs)

An open source USB programmer for PIC micros, I2C EEPROMs, some ATMEL micros, generic I2C/SPI devices and (soon) other devices.

Open Programmer PIC and Atmel

  • Completely free and Open Source (including firmware)
  • Programs PIC10-12-16-18, 24xxxx I2C EEPROMs, some ATMEL micros, communicates with generic I2C & SPI devices (see supported devices)
  • USB interface, HID class (same as keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Self powered
  • Doesn’t need drivers
  • Built from easy to find components (estimated cost ~10€)
  • Hardware generated timings for maximum speed and reliability (writes a 18F2550 in 15s, 8s under Linux)
  • Doesn’t saturate your CPU and doesn’t suffer when other programs are running
  • Open source control programs for Linux and Windows

USBPicprog, another open source programmer

This is a low-cost development kit with an easy interface for programming Microchip’s 8/14-pin FLASH family of uC. You can speedily program, evaluate and develop applications using this.

PICkit 1 Flash Starter Kit of Microchip

It is a basic kit for the ardent Microchip PIC fan, it helps him in programming his PIC chip over the USB too.

PICkit 1 Flash Starter Kit
Some features of the PICkit 1 FLASH Starter Kit are

  • Small circuit board with snap-off prototyping append board.
  • Easy Programming interface for FLASH family of uC.
  • Microchip’s MPLAB IDE software to create your code.
  • Seven sequential tutorials, Assembly and HI-TECH C.

The Micro Stop – RS232 and microcontroller schematics and C code, a lot is free!
RS232 DVM-001 Voltage Input Board in Kit Form or Fully Assembled and Tested

Source Code of Example – Source Code for PIC Book by Myke Predko

RS232 Voltmeter PIC Based

123 PIC MCU Experiments for the Evil Genius – by Myke Predko

More at the PICkit 1 FLASH Wiki Page

PIC18F8722 Microcontroller Explorer Board

“The PIC18 Explorer features a PIC18F8722 microcontroller –the superset of …. PIC18 general purpose 5V family. This board also includes the PIC18F87J11 processor PIM, which is the superset of our PIC18 J-series of 3V MCUs for cost-sensitive applications.”

PIC18F8722 Microcontroller Explorer Board

Features Include

  • Alpha-numeric LCD display
  • USB interface for USB to RS-232 communication
  • 25LC256 SPI EEPROM
  • Crystal oscillator
  • Potentiometer (connected to 10-bit A/D, analog input channel)
  • Analog output temperature sensor
  • LEDs, RS-232 port, Demo Software etc.

Melabs from Colorado Springs designs and markets embedded systems for Training and Prototype design. The include complete systems for PIC microcontroller development, Device programmers and Programming Adapters that support over 500 Microchip microcontrollers.

LAB-X1 Experimenter Board (Assembled)

microEngineering Labs – Melabs

LAB-X Experimenter Boards are set up to work seamlessly with our compilers and programmers.

“The LAB-X1 contains the circuitry required by the PICmicro to operate: 5-volt power supply, oscillator, reset circuit, as well as additional application circuits. The crystal controlled oscillator includes jumpers to set speeds of 4MHz, 8MHz, 10MHz, 12MHz, 13.32MHz, 16MHz and 20MHz.

Application circuits include a switch matrix, potentiometers, LEDs, LCD module, serial EEPROMS, real time clock, temperature sensors, servo connectors, RS232 interface, RS485 interface, IR interface and speaker. A prototyping area is also included in case we missed your favorite circuit.”

LAB-X1 Experimenter Board -Assembled from Melabs

microEngineering Labs, Inc. 2845 Ore Mill Road, STE 4 Colorado Springs CO 80904

Proton BASIC Compiler Development Suite and supporting Hardware development platforms. Proton Basic and the supporting hardware is for use with PIC microcontrollers.These development systems even extend to Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

Proton BASIC Compiler Development Suite

Proton IDE is a professional and powerful visual Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which has been designed specifically for the Proton Plus compiler. Proton IDE accelerates product development in a comfortable user environment without compromising performance, flexibility or control.

Proton Net – Networking for PIC microcontrollers.

Proton Net - Networking for PIC microcontrollers.

The PROTON-NET development system is an Internet/Ethernet prototyping board using the PIC® 16F877 microcontroller and Networking Firmware. The firmware was developed for the Crownhill Proton-Net board by Jeremy Bentham of Iosoft Ltd. based on the principles demonstrated in his book TCP/IP Lean: Web Servers for Embedded Systems.

Crownhill Associates Ltd.

Crownhill’s offices and R&D facilities are based 15 miles north of Cambridge City, England, just outside of the small city of Ely. Our facility is located in a rural setting, in the heart of the Fen Land…

They manufacture and sell PIC microcontroller Development tools, such as the Proton Development Board and the Proton Development Suite designed for PIC BASIC code development.