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'[PICLIST] [piclist] Getting started'
2001\03\21@091232 by Lawrence Lile


Here's what you need:

1.  Subscribe to the other PIC list:  This is a much more
active forum than the Yahoo Pic List, and they like answering newbie
questions.  They have a huge archive of infromation, FAq's, and a very
active discussion of everything from clock rates to cows.

2.  Get Microchip MPLAB  free compiler and development

3.  Find out who your local microchip rep is, and call him up.  Get some
hardcover books for the PIC16F84. Get a hardcover "Embedded Control
Handbook".  Argue with him when he wants to give you stinking PDF files.

4.  Get a couple of PIC16F84's from Digikey  Most people
learn on this chip first.

5.  Build, beg, or buy a programmer.  You can build the David Tait style
parallel port programmer for a few bucks,  or you can
buy a "Picstart" programmer for about $100 from Digikey.  Ask on the PIClist
and you may be able to buy a used "Picstart" programmer for less.

6.  Study Assembler.  It's a tough nut to crack, but once you do, you'll
never regret it.  Take apart some of the routines in the "Embedded Control
Handbook" especially the math routines.  Write simple routines and test them
with the simulator in MPlab.   Wait till next year to learn C.

7.  Ask a LOT of dumb questions!

8.  When you've got your first LED blinky merit badge, let us know!

-- Lawrence Lile

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2001\03\21@093314 by Bob Ammerman

picon face
I agree with most of this, but see my comments below.

Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems
(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level

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2001\03\22@205934 by Raymond Choat

I saw your message to someone else and have a question. When I went to
Digikey there were a lot of different types of PIC16F84's. Which should I
order? Is there an industrial version that will withstand more punishment? I
wish to reprogram it over and over till I get it right and have a Parallax
pic16Cxx-PGM programer. Any prototype boards you would recomend for just
this chip?
Thanks Ray Choat

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