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PIC book

Discussion in 'Electronic Books' started by Thunderchild, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild New Member

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    can anybody recomend a decent PIC book for a total beginner ?
    possibly something that uses a 16F88 and some 18F pics lets leave the 16F84 behind
     
  2. Brian Hoskins

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    This is the bible I use;

    Title: Programming and Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers
    Author: Mike Predko
    ISBN: 0-07-136172-3

    I first read the book to teach me about PIC hardware and programming. Now I use it as a good desk reference.

    Brian
     
  3. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi Brian,
    I bought the book some years ago, I must say, it was disappointing and I wouldnt recommend it.:(
    It would be interesting to know what other members thought of the book and the freebie programmer pcb.

    There are lots of PIC type specific tutorials on the web.
     
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  5. Thunderchild

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    hm what didn't you like about it I have one pro and one con I'll try goggleing it where on the web can I buy it ?
     
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    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi,
    Go to a web site that sells the book, eg: Amazon and read the previous buyers reviews.

    What I didnt like about it was its talks about lots of topics, its far to general.

    Look here:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Programming...start=1&qid=1200229237&sr=1-1#customerReviews
     
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  7. Thunderchild

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    well I bought it as it was going for 5 £ second hand so why not its 960 pages must have something in it suprised at the huge difference in new and used prices amazon want 25 £ for it
     
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    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Read my last edited post...

    Dont waste time with the free programmer pcb [if its included in S/H]..:rolleyes:
     
  9. Thunderchild

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    I thought the book provided a lot of useful information. I was completely new to Microcontrollers at the time, so the fact that it was "general" as Eric describes it, was a good thing for me.

    I never used the free programmer though. The PCB board is still inside the front cover.

    Brian
     
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    well I'll see how it is I don't mind some extras info in a 1000+ page book I pay 5 £ for I'll let you know how I like it
     
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    "Embedded design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller" by John B. Peatman. Try to find it new - it comes with the nice PCB for the development board.
     
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    Well that pic book by preko was the most expensive fire starter I've ever used and as far as the software I installed it on my laptop and needed to reformat the hard drive after. I bough 2 of his books and they were the worst book purchases I ever made.

    Just my 2.2 cents worth
     
  14. Thunderchild

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    well "Embedded design with the PIC18F452 Microcontroller" is quite a price its not on amazon uk and even on amazon.com they want 35 $ for a second hand one and if it gets sent all that way it will cost in postage and possibly import tax ?

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    its on amazon.co.uk as well but low and behold they want 30 £ for a secondhand one I'll keep that one in mind though it looks good I justr can't fork out that much right now
     
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  15. ericgibbs

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    hi,
    I have a copy of this book, I am satisfied even though its pricey.

    If I knew then, what I know now, I wouldnt have bought any PIC books, there is so much on the web, including tutorials,,,, for free.
     
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    I think you're right about that Eric.

    Brian
     
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    yes the web has lots but I prefer a book so its at hand all the time
     
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    thank you my friend
     
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    I'll second that notion. I learned assembly programming of the PIC just by on-line work.

    Nigel's tutorials have stood the test of time, and there are plenty of others, using a variety of chips.
     
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    I'm feeling old now :eek:
     
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    Too early Nigel. Many need your supporting help .
     

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