MASTER PIC MICROCONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY AND ADD POWER TO YOUR NEXT PROJECT! Tap into the latest advancements in PIC technology with the fully revamped Third Edition of McGraw-Hill's Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller. Long known as the subject's definitive text, this indispensable volume comes packed with more than 600 illustrations, and provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of the PIC microcontroller's hardware and software schemes. With 100 experiments, projects, and libraries, you get a firm grasp of PICs, how they work, and the ins-and-outs of their most dynamic applications. Written by renowned technology guru Myke Predko, this updated edition features a streamlined, more accessible format, and delivers: Concentration on the three major PIC families, to help you fully understand the synergy between the Assembly, BASIC, and C programming languages Coverage of the latest program development tools A refresher in electronics and programming, as well as reference material, to minimize the searching you will have to do WHAT'S INSIDE! Setting up your own PIC microcontroller development lab PIC MCU basics PIC microcontroller interfacing capabilities, software development, and applications Useful tables and data Basic electronics Digital electronics BASIC reference C reference 16-bit numbers Useful circuits and routines that will help you get your applications up and running quickly
CLASSIC GUIDE TO CUSTOMIZING BASIC STAMP FOR HOBBYISTS AND DESIGNERS If you want to take advantage of the popular PIC Microcontroller for your electronics projects, but are intimidated by the programming involved, your worries are over. Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp, Second Edition gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the easy-to-use BASIC Stamp single-board computer, which runs a PIC Microcontroller, and doesn't require you to do any assembly language programming. This new edition moves you briskly from electronic foundations through BASIC Stamp "Boot Camps" and an intelligent traffic signal simulation to build a robotic bug with whisker sensors, a time/temperature display, and a data-logging thermometer. Written by Scott Edwards, the original author of the widely read "Stamp Applications" column for Nuts & Volts magazine, this easy-to-follow reference includes a CD that gives you all the IBM- compatible software tools necessary to begin developing Stamp applications.
The Microchip PIC family of microcontrollers is the most popular series of microcontrollers in the world. However, no microcontroller is of any use without software to make it perform useful functions. This comprehensive reference focuses on designing with Microchip’s mid-range PIC line using MBASIC, a powerful but easy to learn programming language. It illustrates MBASIC’s abilities through a series of design examples, beginning with simple PIC-based projects and proceeding through more advanced designs. Unlike other references however, it also covers essential hardware and software design fundamentals of the PIC microcontroller series, including programming in assembly language when needed to supplement the capabilities of MBASIC. Details of hardware/software interfacing to the PIC are also provided. BENEFIT TO THE READER: This book provides one of the most thorough introductions available to the world’s most popular microcontroller, with numerous hardware and software working design examples which engineers, students and hobbyists can directly apply to their design work and studies. Using MBASIC, it is possible to develop working programs for the PIC in a much shorter time frame than when using assembly language. Offers a complete introduction to programming the most popular microcontroller in the world, using the MBASIC compiler from a company that is committed to supporting the book both through purchases and promotion Provides numerous real-world design examples, all carefully tested
This book is a fully updated and revised compendium of PIC programming information. Comprehensive coverage of the PICMicros' hardware architecture and software schemes will complement the host of experiments and projects making this a true, "Learn as you go" tutorial. New sections on basic electronics and basic programming have been added for less sophisticated users along with 10 new projects and 20 new experiments. New pedagogical features have also been added such as "Programmers Tips" and "Hardware Fast FAQs". Key Features: * Printed Circuit Board for a PICMicro programmer included with the book! This programmer will have the capability to program all the PICMicros used by the application. * Twice as many projects including a PICMicro based Webserver * Twenty new "Experiments" to help the user better understand how the PICMicro works. * An introduction to Electronics and Programming in the Appendices along with engineering formulas and PICMicro web references.
The Fiendishly Fun Way to Master Electronic Circuits! Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide introduces electronic circuits and circuit design, both analog and digital, through a series of projects you'll complete one simple lesson at a time. The separate lessons build on each other and add up to projects you can put to practical use. You don't need to know anything about electronics to get started. A pre-assembled kit, which includes all the components and PC boards to complete the book projects, is available separately from ABRA electronics on Amazon. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, provides hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun. You'll gain valuable experience in circuit construction and design as you test, modify, and observe your results--skills you can put to work in other exciting circuit-building projects. Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying electronics principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these and other devious devices: Automatic night light Light-sensitive switch Along-to-digital converter Voltage-controlled oscillator Op amp-controlled power amplifier Burglar alarm Logic gate-based toy Two-way intercom using transistors and op amps Each fun, inexpensive Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
The amateur robotics market is maturing every year There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB. Key features Covers LEGO to legged robot construction plans to provide a scope from the raw beginner to the intermediate/advanced reader ALL projects are being revamped to be more usable, more customisable, and more visual -- with illustrations of the final product right at the beginning of the chapter Eliminates the outdated or "out of tune" chapters that don't appeal to current robot audiences UNPRECEDENTED author duo -- literally the two grand masters of the robotic world
CREATE FIENDISHLY FUN tinyAVR MICROCONTROLLER PROJECTS This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to conceptualize, build, and program 34 tinyAVR microcontroller devices that you can use for either entertainment or practical purposes. After covering the development process, tools, and power supply sources, tinyAVR Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you working on exciting LED, graphics LCD, sensor, audio, and alternate energy projects. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this hands-on guide helps you build a solid foundation in electronics and embedded programming while accomplishing useful--and slightly twisted--projects. Most of the projects have fascinating visual appeal in the form of large LED-based displays, and others feature a voice playback mechanism. Full source code and circuit files for each project are available for download. tinyAVR Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your own requirements Offers full source code for all projects for download Build these and other devious devices: Flickering LED candle Random color and music generator Mood lamp VU meter with 20 LEDs Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometer RGB dice Tengu on graphics display Spinning LED top with message display Contactless tachometer Electronic birthday blowout candles Fridge alarm Musical toy Batteryless infrared remote Batteryless persistence-of-vision toy Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
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