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Starter Kit And Advice Wanted

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L3wis

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Hi all, I'm new to pic's and programming them. I'm after a cheap kit to get me started. I don;t want to pay to much though as i don't have much money :( What can anyone recomend? I'm going to be using a pic in my A2 project, so having a kit to program it would be handy :D Are the kits pretty universial?

Please point me in the right direction :D
 

Artie Ziff

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L3wis said:
Hi all, I'm new to pic's and programming them. I'm after a cheap kit to get me started. I don;t want to pay to much though as i don't have much money :( What can anyone recomend? I'm going to be using a pic in my A2 project, so having a kit to program it would be handy :D Are the kits pretty universial?

Please point me in the right direction :D
You don't say which Pic you plan to use.
If you can find a 16F84A (or 16F627 / 16F628) start with that and practice, there is lots of information out there on the web for 16F84A

You don't have much money so instead of buying a kit.
Build the programmer yourself. Get some perf board and a few bits
I built the Byron jeff programmer cheap and simple http://www.finitesite.com/d3jsys/proghvp.html
It does work

There are links on the Byron Jeff page for software to control the programmer

Find a language that YOU like.... A good free language similiar to Pascal is called Jal and has some examples so you can test your programer and is available through
here http://www.voti.nl/jal/

Buy a breadboard and wire kit and some LED's make them flash make them sweep.
You don't need a kit.
 
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