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Would you like to write a PIC book with me?

Discussion in 'Electronic Books' started by blueroomelectronics, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Pommie

    Pommie Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Yes, my bad. It would have been better to say "This bank switching was replaced on the 18 series chips.", meaning the RP0 type switching.

    Mike.
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    As the book will take ages to create I was thinking of doing something in sections like a newsletter. Something like the old TPUG (Toronto PET Users Group) newsletter.
    http://www.tpug.ca/archive/archive.html

    Peharps starting with about 4 pages and hopefully will grow over time.
    JPUG (Junebug PIC Users Group)
     

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  3. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi Bill,
    IMO, this parallel approach is a much better idea.:)

    In this way contributors could submit to 'you' articles of say, upto 6 pages on their specialised subject for publication on the forum.

    This should get the information available for use by readers far quicker than waiting for a 'book' to be released,,, which will most likely be out of date by the time it is completed.

    The writers could also update/upgrade their sections in the future, as required.

    We are always proposing to students that the 'modular' way of programming is the way to go, so why not go modular with the book.?

    Regards
     
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  5. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    I agree, every time I get a "new" PIC book it's either full of errors or out of date. A newsletter can also be presented in any order. Code / hardware snippets, contributions, ideas. Like the fourms here but collected and saved in a PDF format. I'll post them here and on my site so they can be found with ease. Now all I need is to gather some articles and there are plenty here.
     
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    Bill,

    I think that's an excellent idea. A newsletter would provide a modular approach, much like lessons.

    Start off with newbie discussions and work your way up. It's like an interactive book with articles submitted by other users.

    I tend be the type that would like to print a pdf lesson for future reference instead of trying to find it in my bookmarks.
     
  7. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    We've already published issue #1 :)
    Issue #2 & a supplimental issue should be ready for June.
     
  8. futz

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    Bill! You should advertise the JPUG in the microcontroller forum. I didn't know #1 had been published till I stumbled on it days after.
     
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    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    It's now a sticky in the books forum.
     
  10. futz

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    That's how I found it. :p But I rarely look there. Just caught it out of the corner of my eye while looking for something else.
     
  11. Gordz

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    What about dividing the topics into sections and seeing who has something worthwhile to add ? You could check the submitted content and see if it is good enough ?
     
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  12. 3v0

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    Bill has created a online publication called the JPUG which can be found on blueroomelectronics.com
     
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    PIC Book

    Dear Om!
    It is a very good idea and I would like to assist you in this project. I have some intersting projects with me, but only written ideas, In order to put them to work I need to burn the PICs and test them before I send them to you.

    At th e moment there is a problem of burning the PICs cos I do not have a good programmer. so I thahght of having one from Blueroomelectronics. Either junebug or Inchworm+ If u can assist me in this regards I will be great full to you.

    Thanking you
    Regards.
    amacolp@gmail.com

     

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