Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller 2/E (Programmable Controllers Series)

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9780071745543: Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller 2/E (Programmable Controllers Series)

UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE PICAXE!

The PICAXE is a powerful and easy-to-use processor, capable of highly sophisticated projects, without the complexities and high costs of alternative chips. Beginners can produce tangible results within minutes, and experienced users can achieve truly professional results. Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, has been fully updated for the latest hardware and software upgrades, and shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of all the capabilities of the PICAXE and build your own control projects.

This practical guide is packed with helpful illustrations, detailed examples, and do-it-yourself experiments. Perfect for beginners and students, the book also contains advanced information for more experienced programmers, hobbyists, manufacturers, and research institutions.

Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, covers:

  • PICAXE architecture
  • The latest chips, including M2, M, X, XI, and X2 series
  • Windows, Mac, and UNIX platforms
  • Interfacing and input/output techniques
  • BASIC programming and compilers
  • PICAXE arithmetic and data conversion
  • Dozens of ready-to-run projects
  • Useful routines to plug into your own designs

Hands-on projects include:

  • LED and LCO display control
  • Motor control
  • Water detector
  • Bipolar transistor output driver
  • Interfacing MOSFETs to a PICAXE
  • Radio-control servo motor
  • Infrared wireless links
  • Telephone intercom
  • Dual-temperature display
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) reader display
  • Memory and I/O expansion
  • Real-time clock/calendar
  • Data logger
  • Robotic components
  • Many more

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From the Back Cover:

  • Easy enough for beginners, thorough enough for pros
  • Packed with intriguing illustrated examples and fun-to-build projects
  • Loads of help with programming and elementary electronics
  • Directions to Website with editor, development tools, newest commands, and capabilities

Get started with the wonder chip -- PICAXE, the inexpensive little chip that COULD!!

Here's everything you need to harness the power of PICAXE, the inexpensive yet versatile chip that's taken the electronics community by storm. This beginner-friendly guide from IT pro and PICAXE expert David Lincoln shows you just what Revolution Education's PICAXE can do -- and helps you make it do it! Packed with ready-to-build projects for all the flavors of PICAXE, the guide provides step-by-step help that's ideal for those just starting out with microcontrollers but also takes more experienced programmers where they need to go fast. Using plenty of examples, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller clarifies this versatile chip's basics and coaches you through sophisticated applications. Even programming neophytes will easily follow the clearly illustrated, learn-as-you-go instructions. Yet experienced programmers who want to get a project up and running quickly will find the details they need in the author's comprehensive coverage of the PICAXE's more advanced components and capabilities.

Part of the popular TAB Electronics series, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller features:

  • Easy-to-understand explanations of the PICAXE system and subsystems, with plenty of examples and experiments
  • BASIC routines and techniques to jumpstart your projects
  • Dozens of ready-to-try projects, plus useful routines to plug into your own designs
  • Projects for PICAXE-08, -08M, -18A, -18X, and -28X that can be easily ported to all PICAXE chips.
  • Confusion-erasing explanations of input and output interfacing techniques
  • Hardware –- software interfacing help
  • Newcomer-friendly intros to electronics and Boolean algebra
  • Directions to Revolution’s Website with a complete editor, development environment, and new releases -- all the tools and source code you need to develop applications. Go to www.lincsoft.com for more information and projects associated with this book.

Whether you're designing for fun or adding intelligence to products for a paycheck, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller is the way to ride if you want to glide—the route to choose if you want to cruise!

DOZENS OF PROJECTS

  • LCD and LED Display Control
  • Motor Control
  • Infrared Remote Control
  • Intercom from Ordinary Phones
  • Temperature Control
  • Time Control
  • Data Logger
  • Robotic Components
  • Much More

ON THE WEBSITE

  • Programming Editor
  • Development System
  • Latest Releases

About the Author:

David Lincoln runs Microzed Computers, the Australian distributor for PICAXE chips. He has designed and implemented several large automation and delivery system projects for two telecommunications giants, saving them millions of dollars. David has taught classes in operating systems, hardware, and networks.

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