Get up and running fast with a quick review of basics and then on to 10 tried-and-tested projects No languages to learn: Simply drag and drop the icons, plug in the settings and the PIC will respond to the commands Step-by-step guide to using Flowcode software (based on Flowcode V4)
Engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC microcontroller who want to create something today will find a valuable resource in this book from author John Iovine. By working through the accessible projects in this book, you will use a symbolic compiler that allows you to create program code via flowcharts, getting your projects up and running quickly. The ability to create applications with the PIC from Day 1 makes this a highly satisfying introduction to microcontrollers for both novices and readers who need to build their skills. The free Flowcode 4 software demo used in these projects must be downloaded.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 — Program Installation
- Chapter 2 — Our First Program: Wink
- Chapter 3 — Uploading Program Wink into Microcontroller (using standard programmer; using bootloaded PIC microcontroller and USB port)
- Chapter 4 — Binary Number System and Output Data (Experiments that show how to get real-world output signals from microcontroller, e.g. LEDs, Displays, etc.
- Chapter 5 — Input (Experiments illustrate how microcontroller can read real-world signals and make decisions based on those signals)
- Chapter 6 — Symbolic Language Syntax & Reference
- Chapter 7 — Using LCDs
- Chapter 8 — RS232 Serial Communication
- Chapter 9 — A/D Converters (Reading PIC built-in A/D converters and comparators; includes experiments reading real-world sensors)
- Chapter 10 — Power Control, from simple DC motors to AC appliances
Paperback; 256 pages