- Published: Monday, 27 April 2009
- Written by Digital DIY
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This video might be old, although thousands of people have found it to be a useful resource if they are new to PICs. Here are the topics covered:
- From start to end - how to get an LED to blink!
- Basic hardware requirements
- Concept of breadboards
- How to use PICKit 2 and Swordfish software
- How to drive datasheets to extract pin-outs etc
I do assume a little bit of electronics knowledge - eg, reading circuit diagrams - I'm guessing if someone has the knowledge to Google "Intro To PIC's" then they know something about basic electronics...
Useful Info in the Video
There are HEAPS of different PIC compilers out there, one of the best is Swordfish. The free version is very nonrestrictive and more importantly, its free. You can download it here. For more info or guidance, please use this forum designed specifically for Swordfish Basic support.
That said, if you really like the compiler than please consider supporting the developer by purchasing it from a distributor close to you.
You can download the PIC18F452 datasheet here (scroll down the page and look for "PIC18FXX2 Datasheet").