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so many programing choices

Post by goner19 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:45 pm

ok..im not going to write my entire pic history here
lets just say this journey began $350 ($600 if i count the oscilloscope) ago in 2007

its now 2011 and i have a pile of programmers , boards and chips on my work space.

what have i learned ?

techno stress causes head aches!!!

so my latest purchase is the pickit3 , a handful of 12f683's and mplabide, and picaxe project for evil geniuses. (j.r. hackett Rocks!!!!)

but through all of this i have learned that no two chips or programmers use the same language... all are very similar but for what ever reason each has their individual differences. (why cant pin names all be the same and in the same place?)

--->my question is where can i find a simple hello world led flashing program for the pickit3? i guess im am going to get a taste of assembly programing now...

thanks to pyscho , philiba , and jr hackett for helping a determined blind man fumbling in the cyber dark...

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Re: so many programing choices

Post by CeaSaR » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:55 pm

Don't know anything about PICs, but how about this?

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Post by goner19 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:36 pm

some times i love the interwebnet and the people on it!

that looks like what i have been looking for
just when i shut everything down and was gona call it a night!
grand!!!

thats a lot of code...but it seems like a good hand holding walk through!!

thanks!!

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Re: so many programing choices

Post by Lenp » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:16 am

Goner19

There seems to too much confusion about the mini-micro business. Each day somebody else is pushing a better-n-bigger chip. C has been aound for years, Assembly is not human friendly so I choose basic! Yup, The DOS versions of QuickBasic years ago and the newer PicAxe basic still make sense to many humans. Sure Basic is limited in som applications but why but a sports car if a VS works?

Here's your flasher in basic

do
high 0
pause 500
low 0
pause 500
loop

Simple and makes sense eh?

So, i'm into the Picaxe; Low cost chips with a very wide feature/pinout range, free programming software,
free, but a somewhat limited software simulator, and a couple of resistors make a 'programmer'
It couldn't be easier, or cheaper and best of all it has a very active support site.

Yes. Revolution Education, has it's roots in the UK, big time, but there are several US distributors and they don't gouge you !
Just an opinion (and the board could use a few new posts) :smile:
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Re: so many programing choices

Post by gerty » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:42 am

I use Mikroebasic from Mikroelectronica, http://www.mikroe.com/eng/product_downloads/download/
They give you several sample programs with the free download.
As for flashing a led, depending on pic , it would look something like this

main
gpio.1 = 1
delay_ms(500)
gpio.1 = 0
delay_ms(500)
goto main

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