PIC Microcontroller Project Book

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9780071354790: PIC Microcontroller Project Book

This title provides electronics hobbyists with a set of 12 projects which may be built with the PIC microcontroller. All projects use Microchip's MPLAB compiler and the BASIC programming language.

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TAB ELECTRONICS PIC Microcontroller Project Book

No assembly language required!
Projects, projects, projects!

What can you do with PIC microcontrollers? Practically anything--from creating "photovore" robots that hunt light to feed their solar cells to making toasters announce, "Your toast is ready!" These low-cost (around 7 bucks) computers-in-a-chip let electronics designers and hobbyists add intelligence, responsiveness, and functions that mimic big computers to any electronic product or project. And they not only do it more cheaply, "they do it at least 20 faster and far less expensively than comparative Basic StampsTM! "And they're just as easy to use.

PIC Microcontroller Project Book gives you hands-on directions for putting Microchip's RISC-based chips with up to 8K of memory to work. Starting with simple projects and experiments, this book leads you gradually into sophisticated programming techniques. You need absolutely no programming experience to get started. John Iovine coaches you through every single step. Written with the beginner in mind, PIC Microcontroller Project Book gives you A-B-C guidance on how to:

Get the equipment you need (includes lists of suppliers).
Program your chip, from plugging in the breadboard to running the compiler, with lines of code to copy
Make your chip count numerically.D
eliver messages on a liquid crystal display.
Synthesize human speech.
Control DC motors, stepper motors, and servos.
Convert any analog signal to digital.
Add sensing abilities to robots.
Build decision-making neural and "fuzzy logic" functions into your projects.

THE EASY WAY TO MASTER MICROCONTROLLERS

Bound to spur your imagination and inspire plans for using PICs in new products and projects of your own, PIC Microcontroller Project Book gives you a solid platform of skills for launching creative applications. We're willing to bet this book will be the springboard for thousands of innovative workshop projects!

About the Author:

Electronics professional John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles that explore the frontiers of science. He wrote the cult classic Robots, Androids, and Animatrons. He also wrote such popular books as Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step into Virtual Reality. He is the "Amazing Science" columnist for Poptronics magazine and a regular contributor to Nuts and Volts.

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