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Kaossilator 2 hack: hands free (part 1/2)

This is my first instructable.... ever. So here it goes. I own a Kaossilator 2 (KO2). It's fun little phrase synthesizer and simple looper. But it has this awkward issue with mic button. When you want to record something from microphone you have to hold down two buttons simultaneously. First the mic button to enable built-in microphone or external input (mic in) and second the loop recording bank button. Th ...

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How to Program a PIC Microcontroller & Read an Encoder

Introduction: From electronic toys & games to microwave ovens, microcontrollers can be found just about anywhere these days! But how can we make these small computers work for our own electronics projects? That's where this tutorial comes in - with detailed instructions showing you what to do every step of the way. At the end of this project, your microcontroller will even be able to track the speed of ...

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Low cost ICSP PIC-programmer using PIC16F648A

Galvanic from PC isolated PIC programmer The Wisp648 from www.voti.nl is an In Circuit Serial Programmer to program a flash PIC which mostly can stay in your circuit. No irritating doings like pulling the PIC out of the PCB, place it in the programmer, programming it, pull it out the programmer and place it back in the PCB, over and over again, it can stay in the circuit on your breadboard or PCB while prog ...

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PICMicro Programmer with the “ElCheapo” using PIC16F84

Since I first released this circuit for a serial PICMicro programmer, I have been getting lots of feedback from people that have been building it as their first PICMicro programmer. It has been really nice to hear comments from people about their experiences building the "El Cheapo" as well as questions and comments calling for enhanced capabilities. This is the fourth update to this article with a yet agai ...

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PIC programmer using PIC16F84A Microcontroller

Essential when experimenting with PIC. Programs PIC16Fxxx and PIC18Fxxxx series (8, 18, 28 and 40 pins) 16F84A, 16F877A, 18F452 (DIL and PLCC) tested successfully with the IC-Prog software. 18F4550 (DIL) works fine with the PICPgm programmer software. Also programs EEPROMs (8 pins) type 24LCxx with the IC-Prog software. Follow the software configuration steps below to insure correct functioning.. Schematic ...

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PICKit3 Programming With MPLABX

The PICKit3 is microchip's newest official PIC programmer and while people argue about how good it is, this programmer has never done me wrong. I upgraded away from the old ICD2 clone programmer that I had used for years when I saw that microchip sells their PICKit3 for under $50 and so now I'll pass on my experience of how to use it, to you guys! In this article I will explain the process of building up th ...

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A pic programmer circuit based on AN589

AN589 is microchip's application note for a parallel port pic programmer circuit which I chose as I wanted something reliable to get up and running quickly. It is really quite a simple circuit and its main objective is to provide ICSP connections to your pic microcontroller. Here is the pcb version (click to enlarge): Note: That the PGM signal is not provided - it's not really necessary anyway as you can tu ...

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Pickit 2 Download & Develop Your own USB pickit ii programmer

  PICkit 2 Introduction: There are many PIC programmer available, commercial and DIY devices. As Microchip introduces the new microprocessors the programming software got to be updated accordingly playing catch-up with the PIC manufacturer. That is the root of the problem with third-party PIC programmers. Microchip's PICkit 2 is the low cost ICSP programmer for Flash PICs with USB interface introduced ...

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PIC and EEPROM Programmer

Project Summary In this project we are building a JDM programmer that can handle PIC12, PIC16 and PIC18 family microcontrollers and some popular 24C family EEPROMs. The programmer also provides ICSP feature that allows In-Circuit Serial Programming. So if you desire, you will not have to carry your MCU each time when you reprogram it. The circuit is connected to the PC via serial port and no external power ...

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