PIC Microcontroller Project Book (TAB Electronics Technical Library)

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9780071354790: PIC Microcontroller Project Book (TAB Electronics Technical Library)

Beginner's guide to the popular PIC Microcontroller.

Get all the advantages of the Basic Stamp, at one quarterthe cost and one hundred times the speed with Microchips Company's 8-bit PIC computer-on-a-chip.

The no assembly required PIC Microcontroller Project Book, by popular TAB author John Iovine, shows you how to program the PIC using Microchip's free MPLAB compiler and the BASIC programming language.

Learn about the two most popular PIC chips, exploring architecture, registers, CPU, RISC, RAM, and ROM.

This project-oriented guide gives you twelve complete projects, including: using transistors to control DC and ACmotors and AC appliances...servo motors...liquid crystaldisplay (LCD) output...reading resistive sensors with robotics applications...frequency generator, including tone generations, DTMF phone number logger and distinct ring detector and router...home automation using X-10 communications...digital oscilloscope...simulations of fuzzy logic and neural networks...and many other applications.
-- Book Review "Poptronics, October, 2000

Bound to spur the imagination and inspire plans for using PICs in new products and projects, this book answers the question: What can you do with PIC microcontrollers? Practically anything - from creating "photovore" robots that hunt light for their solar cells to making toasters announce "Your toast is ready!"

These easy-to-use, low-cost, computers-in-a-chip let designers and hobbyists add intelligence and responsiveness to any electronic product or project - even faster than comparable Basic Stamps. Hands-on directions are supplied for putting Microchip's RISC-based chips - with up to 8k of memory - to work.

Starting withsimple projects and experiments, this book progresses gradually into sophisticated programming techniques. The author John Iovine, our "Amazing Science" columnist, guides enthusiasts into such projects as synthesizing human speech, controlling DC and stepper motors, adding sensing abilities to robots, and building in decision-making neural and "fuzzy logic" functions.

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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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