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A simple programmer for PIC microcontrollers

Perhaps this circuit is the simplest programmer for PIC microcontrollers you can build. It is connected to serial port of your PC and it has a very similar design with the SI-Prog programmer for the AVR microcontrollers. With the help of adaptors you can extend the possibilities and program more PIC microcontrollers. Notes By default this programmer supports the micros: PIC16C8x, PIC16F8x (PIC16F83, PIC16F8 ...

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Pickit 2 clone The Universal Microchip PIC Programmer /Debugger

The PICkit™ 2  Programmer/Debugger is a low-cost development tool with an easy to use interface for programming and debugging Microchip’s Flash families of microcontrollers. The full featured Windows programming interface supports baseline, mid-range, PIC18,8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, and many Microchip Serial EEPROM products. With Microchip’s powerful MPLAB Integrated Development Environmen ...

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8049 Spy using pic microcontroller

What do you do when you have to read the internal ROM contents of a 8048 or 8049 processor and you don't own a programmer for those devices? You simply build this 8049 spy of course! That is exactly what I did when I wanted to know how my Philips Frequency Counter PM 6668 worked. With this knowledge I was able to add some interesting features to that beautiful counter. You can find a description of the SB-6 ...

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F84-Programmer using pic microcontroller

Build a low-cost and very simple serial programmer for a PIC16F84 Microchip Flash Microcontroller. Below picture is my personal writer for F84 chip, it works very nice with Nigel WPicProg V1.20. Introduction I finally found a very nice universal window based software designed to work with any serial programmers for PIC16F84, i.e., WPicProg16 V1.20, written by Nigel Goodwin. Build this programmer before star ...

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WLoader – a 16f877 application loader using pic microcontroller

If the piclist is an any indication the 16f877 seems to be the new favorite hobby microcontroller, a position that used to be occupied by the 16f84/16c84. Compared to is older brethren the 16f877 has much more to offer at around twice the price. As for all Microchip controllers the datasheet (pdf) and the MPLAB assembler IDE are available for free. (Microchip keeps changing its website, so when these links ...

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True USB GQ-4X Programmer using pic microcontroller

http://www.bubblesoftonline.com/pocket/pocket.html {ed: Tony moved on, the web site is closed, but all the files are here: pocket.zip file containing all the files required to build the kit, install the Win32 application, setup the unit, and program chips. Also includes source code. This will extract to make the install disk: Installation disk. This installs on a windows workstation and contains: Files that ...

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“Fluffy” – A Scenix (and PIC) Programmer

I was trying to think of a suitable name for this project, and after literally seconds of careful deliberation, I gave up and decided to call it Fluffy. Sorry. Anyway, Fluffy is a SX programmer for people who havealready experimented with PIC chips, and want to try out the Scenix SX family. I built Fluffy because I wanted to experiment with the SX's, but didn't want to spend $300 or so bucks on the official ...

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A digital thermometer or talk I2C to your atmel microcontroller using pic microcontroller

Abstract: The Atmega8 microcontroller from Atmel has plenty of digital and analog input/output lines. It is the ideal device to develop any kind of measurement equipment. In this article we see how to interconnect the microcontroller to a linux PC over a physical RS232 interface without the extra MAX232 chip. Introduction A pre-requisite for this article is that you have the GCC AVR programming environment ...

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Programmable Stiffness Joint using pic-microcontroller

Team Members Amanda Care (Senior in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University) Eric Nickel (Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, BS in Biomedical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering) James Yeung (Junior in Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University) Overview The "Programmable Stiffness Joint" is a device which is able to internally modify the rotat ...

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Adapter for small size PIC/AVR chip programming

This is a homemade adapter I made for programming SOIC/QFN size microchips that I use in my micro airplanes (http://maxoffsky.com/tech-blog/rc-micro-spitfire-airplane-build-log/). I had trouble connecting the chips any other way so I made my own universal adapter. This could also be used to do In-Circuit programming without removing the chip from the PCB. If you want an adapter to connect and fit any size m ...

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