Help for begineer PIC programmer
Dave VanHorn email (remove spam text)
First, get over to http://www.microchip.com, and download MPLAB.
This is a simulator, very nice, that will allow you to run your
programs, as long as they do not rely too much on hardware outside the
If your needs are more basic, http://www.dontronics.com has a "Pic-N-Poke"
simulator that is very good at explaining what happens in the chip. He
also has a lot of support for working with PICs in general.
The easiest chip to get started with is probably the 16F84, a small
device, but it requires almost no investment in programming tools (Chip
burners and erasers)
See also: www.piclist.com/techref/microchip/begin.htm?key=programmer
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