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Revision as of 12:55, 25 May 2008

Lots of external PIC Links

Section 0

In some cases the links are to search results, all these searches give results that have been judged useful, they are not just shots in the dark. These sites may be project sites like instructables or various blogs. Sometimes individual project from the same sites are listed separately.

Key words to help you search the table.

  • Projects: project descriptions, enough to reproduce the project, not just nice pictures
  • Tutorial: a tutorial or how to
  • Links: a link to more links
  • Info: Useful information that does not rise to a tutorial, misc. tips.
  • PICIntro: Intro material
  • Asm: for assembler programs
  • Clang: for C programs
  • Forum: for a forum, mail list and their ilk
  • WebRing: for a Web Ring.
  • DBoard: development board for the controller

So, for example, if you are looking for projects then search on Projects.

Note: Help us out with this list by adding links or improving the site comments, fix errors....

Section 1

Topic Topic Link Comment
  • Links
  • PIC

Microchip Net resources

This has the most links on the PIC that I have seen in one place.

  • Projects
  • Info
  • PIC
Welcome to the official PICList home page. This is the place to go for a PIC message board, also many articles. Do not post here until you know what you are doing.
  • Info
  • General Links
  • PIC
PIC hints and direction A link page that largely links. Small DC Power Supply, other link pages, may be useful.
  • Info
  • PIC

Pick a Peck of PIC's Library

Interesting not always easy.

  • Project
  • PIC
Electronic combination lock with PIC Electronic combination lock with PIC
  • Info
  • Tutorial
  • PICIntro
  • PIC
Beginners checklist for PIC Microcontrollers Beginners checklist for PIC Microcontrollers. An excellent place to start.
  • Links
  • PIC
Spread Spectrum Scene PIC STUFF Lots of links.
  • Project
  • PIC
Peter's electronic projects and links Not all PIC but quite a few.
  • Info
  • PICIntro
  • Project
  • PIC
What is a PICmicro? This guy is very smart, a good site.
  • Pic
  • Links
PicMicro Webring If you do not know what a WebRing perhaps you can figure it out from here.
  • Project
  • Robotics
  • PIC

Stepbots

A stepbot is a three wheeled robot using stepper motors.

  • Project
  • Pic
An Anemometer Circuit Measure wind speed. This has no moving parts, works by measuring cooling of a “hot” transistor. Fairly low parts count.
  • Project
  • PIC
Bench Power Supply Uses a PIC for control and to measure voltage and current. Not simple but nice.
  • Project
  • PIC
IR Remote Signal Analyzer Pretty big PIC project, but cool. Know what your IR remote is sending. IR receivers are a pretty common salvage component
  • Project
  • Tutorial
  • PIC
IR Receiver for Sony Remotes Simpler project than IR Remote Signal Analyzer which may be the better project
  • Project
  • PIC
PIC diode tester Nice simple project. Good Starting project. Software is assembler.
  • Project
  • PIC
PIC IR Decoders Decodes IR transmissions, has its own 4 digit display. Software is assembler.
  • Project
  • PIC
IR Proximity Detector Project More fun with IR
  • Robotics
  • Links
  • PIC
INDEX OF PROJECTS for Robots Not entire robots but basic components for them. Some are PIC based.
  • Project
  • PIC
IR Robot Controller control of a robot. Software is assembler.
  • PICIntro
  • Tutorial
  • PIC
Your first PICMicro Project Introduction to PIC processors using assembler. Even if you are using another language this is a good introduction.
  • Tutorial
  • PICIntro
  • PIC
Beginning Embedded Electronics This is not actually a PIC tutorial but lots of the material applies. This link is to the first of 10 + sections.
  • Kit
  • PIC
Fire-Stick This is an under $20. kit for long range IR communications. Uses some special parts so kit is probably a good idea.
  • Project
  • PIC
How to build a Serial Voltmeter using the PIC16C71 Software in PIC basic, you could rewrite in a different language, or use a different chip. Voltmeter talks to a PC. They may have a kit, you may do not need it.
  • Tutorial
  • Links
  • PicIntro
  • PIC
The PIC Chip Uncovered Introduction to the PIC.
  • Project
  • PIC
Battery Charger Nice little battery charger. Universal Nicad/NiMH Includes printed circuit design. Software is assembler.
  • Tutorial
  • PICIntro
  • PIC
Using the MicroChip PIC Microcontroller A technical overview designed for students Another simple introduction.
  • Tutorial
  • PICIntro
  • PIC
pic Micro Programming In Boostc For Beginners Good beginner level
  • Tutorial
  • PICIntro
  • PIC
A really Basic Guide to the PIC Microprocessor and BoostC A really Basic Guide to the PIC Microprocessor and BoostC
  • Project
  • PICIntro
  • Tutorial
  • PIC
WinPicProg PIC Tutorial Good introduction. Software is assembler. A series of simple projects. Good introduction to simple interface circuits. You might want to use a different programmer
  • Project
  • PIC
Nix's PIC based sonar system This is a simple range detection system, perhaps for a robot. Directions are a bit brief.
  • Project
  • PIC
A Surprisingly Accurate Digital LC Meter L is inductance ( what a coil of wire has. C is capacitance, what a capacitor has ). Very useful to identify unmarked parts.
  • Project
  • PIC
Autorange Capacitance Meter Measure the value of a capacitance ( the stuff in a capacitor ). Auto ranging means the device switches itself between low and high measurement ranges.
  • CLang
  • PIC
C sample code for PIC micros and Hi-Tech C From Microchip. Lots of example programs in C: note that different versions of C can be quite different, esp. in their included libraries.
  • CLang
  • PIC
BoostC Compiler Example Code Lots of example programs in C: note that different versions of C can be quite different, esp. in their included libraries.
  • Info
  • PIC
  • Links
Embedded Systems/PIC Microcontroller A bit brief, may be improved over time.
  • Project
  • PIC
PIC Projects based on flash pic microcontrollers. A big collection of projects.
  • PIC
  • Forum
the official Microchip forum lots of discussion -- try using Google to search this site, rather than the built-in search tool.
  • CLang
  • ASM

Microchip "Code Module Library"

While different versions of C are different, these may help no matter which version you are using. Some versions of Microchips compilers are free.
  • ASM
Dring Engineering Services Wizards and calculators for generating PIC code.
  • Project
  • ASM
PIC Based Logic Probe Might be handy around your lab.
  • Tutorial
Introduction - How I got into using the PIC 16F628, 16F876 and other processors One person's experience
  • Project
PICGuide.org Lots of projects
  • Project

Drake: PICmicro and Maarten's computer

A nice little game built out of a PICmicro, a 2-line LCD screen, and a few supporting components on a solderless breadboard. Also more complex version with larger screen display. Source code and schematics available for download.

  • Tutorial
  • ASM
[triggers spam filter: www.geocities.com/nozomsite/pic1.htm PIC 16F84] Nice little introduction, more stuff elsewhere on site.
  •  ?
  • ASM
ICwiki the ICwiki at microchip.com
  • PIC
  • Project
  • BoostC
PIC Stepper Motor Demonstration and Test Project A PIC16F877A project that tests and operates a stepper motor under the control of a PC running a terminal program.
  • PIC
  • Project
  • BoostC
  • Tutorial
A Really Basic Guide to the PIC Microprocessor and BoostC This is meant to be a more introductory guide to the PIC microprocessor and BoostC ( [1] )

than any I have been able to find on the web. Additionally I assume that you have only limited knowledge of electronics and other microprocessors.

  • CLang
  • ASM
  • Info
  • Tutorial
Wiki about Microchip USB PIC Wiki dedicated to PIC microcontrollers with a USB interface

(such as PIC18F2550, PIC18F4550, PIC18F2553, etc.) PIC USB tutorial.

  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Project
  • Tutorial
Pyros Electro Seems to have quite a bit of original material and some links to other sites. Tutorials are nice. I think this is a new site ( Feb 08 ).
  • Pic
  • Project
The Turing Alarm Clock You have to prove you can think to turn off your alarm clock!
  • Project
PP06 PIC Programmer Software Has some open hardware PIC programmer designs. (Also open source software to use with them).
  • PIC
  • Info
PIC vs. AVR OK, I know what you people want. You want ultimate fighting, embedded E.E. style. You want to know WHICH IS BETTER, PIC OR AVR?
  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Project
Generate Ring Tones on your PIC16F87x Microcontroller Looks good.
  • PIC
  • CLang
  • Project
RevMaster - A Simple Tachometer Tony Jeffree Wednesday, 07 February 2007 For machine tools. Optical sensor.
  • ?Lang
  • PIC
  • Project
USB LED scrolling marquee sign A bit of POV here. Read to see how to drive a lot of LED's ( or at least one way ). Has boot loader and hex file, not sure if source code is there.
  • PIC
  • ?Lang
  • Project
2.5 GHz Frequency counter From the site: "This project describes a very powerful frequency counter.

Very simple construction which everyone can build. 6 LED display will present the frequency with 1kHz resolution and RS232 communication to computer is available as option. The software has also been implemented with some smart functions, for calculating frequencies in receivers where IF is 455kHz or 10.7MHz. I present schematic, PCB, components and window software." Not sure if site has source code, does have hex file

  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Tutorial
PIC 12F675 Microcontroller Tutorial. Not that many introductory tutorials are done in C, this one is. There is some sort of sale of the source code, this may be a problem.
  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Project
PIC Programming for Biollante "a bunch of working examples of using the PIC16F628A with SDCC." (the open-source Simple Device C Compiler) (part of a blog discussing building a RepRap rapid-prototyping machine)

Section 2

Topic Topic Link Comment
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
DE-ACCM5G Application Note G Meter This is in some ways a promotion for the accelerometer they are selling but still looks like an interesting project. accelerometer is about $20. might be worth a look.
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
Building a simple vibration meter This is in some ways a promotion for the accelerometer they are selling but still looks like an interesting project. accelerometer is about $20. might be worth a look.
  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Project
PIC Based Tengu From the site: In this article Juan Mateos creates a PIC version of the Tengu companion. Tengu was originally developed by Crispin Jones as a USB controlled LED matrix that made faces and lip synced to music or other sounds it hears with a built in microphone.
  • CLang
  • PIC
  • Project
Schematics and C code for a PIC frequency counter circuit operating up to about 50 MHz. Looks interesting.
  • Links
  • PIC
  • Project
PIC Projects based on flash pic microcontrollers. Some of these projects are already listed here.
  • Asm
  • PIC
  • Project
3 channel IR remote control and some theory for IR remotes.
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
  • DBoard
USB Bit Whacker From the site: The UBW board is a small board that contains a Microchip PIC USB-capable microcontroller, headers to bring out all of the PICs signal lines (to a breadboard for example), only costs about $15-$20 to build and is powered from the USB connection. There seem to be a fair number of additional projects based on this device. Google "Bit Wacker".
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
USB Audio Streamer A Microchip PIC based USB sound card Farily low chip count project.
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
PINGPONG-CDC A FHSS USB RF Modem Demonstrates how to use frequency hopping techniques to create a bidirectional link.
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
XE1205-RNDIS FHSS USB Wireless Ethernet The PINGPONG-CDC project that emulates Ethernet via RNDIS rather then a serial link.
  • POV LED Array
  • PIC
  • Project
  • CLang
RFDISPLAY A Scrolling Display with RF connection to a PC Lots and lots of LED's. Wireless!
  • POV LED
  • PIC
  • Project
  • ?Lang
How to drive an led display matrix. Some basics. Uses row and column drive.
  • POV LED Array
  • PIC
  • Project
  • ?Lang
Picxie - Animated LED Signboard A little 4 by 4 display
  • POV LED Array
  • PIC
  • Project
  • ?Lang
Picxie 2 - 8x8 Animated LED Signboard Just what it says.
  • POV LED Array
  • PIC
  • Project
  • ?Lang
5x7 DISPLAY A series of experiments with a 5 x 7 display.
  • PIC
  • Tutorial
  • Asm
PIC Elmer 160 Course Lessons Tutorial in Asembley Language.


display type

display type is not particularly PIC-specific -- is there a better page for this section?

The most common ways of communicating from a microcontroller to a person (roughly in order of increasing complexity and increasing data density) are:

  • a few fixed LEDs; 1 microcontroller pin per LED (with 8 free pins, can drive up to 8 LEDs)
  • character LCD display
  • a matrix of LEDs; each column connected to 1 microcontroller pin; each row connected to 1 microcontroller pin (with 8 free pins, can drive up to 4x4= 16 LEDs)
  • Charlieplexing; each column connected to 1 microcontroller pin; each row connected to 1 microcontroller pin (with 8 free pins, can drive up to 8*7= 56 LEDs) (Wikipedia: Charlieplexing)
  • shift register; microcontroller shifts bits one at a time into a SIPO shift register chip; 1 SIPO output pin per LED (with 4 free microcontroller pins, can drive any number of LEDs)(typically uses a 74HC595 Popular Parts).
  • mechanically-scanned POV: a linear row of LEDs is wiped across a large area. Each LED is turned on and off with precise timing to generate a 2D image. (p.s.: each LED must be directly driven from the microcontroller or a shift register. "matrix" or "Charlieplexing" does not work in combination with mechanically scanned POV.)