|At 10:59 PM 10/7/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Ok, I am looking into the world of electronics and I really like doing
>this sort of stuff. Let me warn you...I'm only 16 ... and I found some good
>stuff at ITU technologies, one of them being a "Warp 3" programmer that
>claims to program everything (for around $130) and a less expensive one
Good to see a youngster getting into this world. Yes, I think a PIC
programmer would be your next step. Chris at ITU Tech. is great to work
with, and the WARP 3 a very good machine. However, being as you are young
(and I presume on a very limited budget), I don't think Chris will mind if I
mention to you that right now Microchip is selling the PICStart Plus
programmer, which covers most all devices, for only $149(from memory) 'till
the end of December. Check http://www.microchip.com for more details. I
would recommend using the PIC 16C84 for initial designs - it has built-in
electrically erasable memory so you won't need an ultraviolet eraser. Also,
I might mention that there are several dirt-cheap programmers on the
internet. But the Warp 3 or PICStart Plus would be worth the investment, I
feel. A large range of devices are supported, and they work very reliably.
Also make sure to download a copy of MP-Lab from Microchip's web site - it
is a complete Integrated Development Environment.
Good luck, and keep us posted.
E-Lab Digital Engineering, Inc.
"Embedded Control & Integrated Circuit Solutions"
EDE300 IC - Stamp I/O Expander & PC Interface IC
EDE700 IC - Serial to LCD Interface IC
EDE1200 IC - Stepper Motor Controller
EDE1400 IC - Serial to Parallel-Printer IC
ok, this is my first "post" to this list, so please forgive me if
sombody asked this question two days ago. :-)
i'd like to build a PIC16C84 programmer. i found some schematics on the
web, but most are very different, and i don't know wich is the best. i
hope somebody can help me, and tell me with wich i'm best served.
thanx Michael Stadler
|Michael Stadler wrote:
> ok, this is my first "post" to this list, so please forgive me if
> sombody asked this question two days ago. :-)
> i'd like to build a PIC16C84 programmer. i found some schematics on
> web, but most are very different, and i don't know wich is the best. i
> hope somebody can help me, and tell me with wich i'm best served.
> thanx Michael Stadler
You are likely to start WW-III here Michael, asking an open ended
question like that. :-)
However for the record, mine is. (Shields up)
Because it's the only one that you have a simple load and go hardware
switch built in. This uses a 4PDT switch and gives true isolation, not
cmos switches that may lead to other problems, to say nothing of the
additional circuitry involved.
This basic design has been around since Feb-95.
This allows you to program the 84 in the target board in a few seconds
and run it without ever moving the 84 micro.
It is also set up on a simmstick platform, but you can just use the
schematic and build your own if you like.
The software drivers are free, and come in DOS, W95, and NT. They
support both the C84 and the F84.
Printed circuit boards are available if you choose to build it up this
For hardware, have a look at:
and for software:
And if you don't believe any of the above, try my piclinks at:
for a list of my worthy competitors.
Don McKenzie dontronics.com donhttp://www.dontronics.com
Don's Download Dungeon http://www.dontronics.com/download.html
For more details, send a blank message to dontronics.cominfo
or dontronics.com or simstickdontronics.combasics
I am new to this whole discussion - but very interested. Can anyone
recommend good books for beginners or web sites?
> Van: Bonnie Mohnsen <earthlink.net> bmohnsen
> Aan: MITVMA.MIT.EDUPICLIST
> Onderwerp: Newbie
> Datum: donderdag 4 maart 1999 8:11
> I am new to this whole discussion - but very interested. Can anyone
> recommend good books for beginners or web sites?
The MicroChip web-site has got all the stuff from the "PIC16/17
microcontroller data book" (and others in that range) put on it's site in
PDF -form. For Application-notes you have to be here :
For the rest .... You've allready found the best place ! :-)
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