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To start this message off, I want to relay the fact that I am for no reason a proffesional programmer. In saying this, I am here to learn and I do not want any one to think strangly about any weird, dumb ex. questions that I may have.

I resently perchased and flash based, microcontroller programmer system, software along with hardware, beter known as the PIC 1 programmer made by Microcontroller. I am open to any help and advice anyone might have upon this device, it came with software which I have loaded and used, however my understanding of wrighting functional code is is quite limited. There for, the bulk of my question is, if there is and free guidlines that I my get my hands on, and or advice anyone can lend on writing code for small PIC's I would love to get my hands on it.
Thank you,
Bobthejazzer,
May 29 '07 #1
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To start this message off, I want to relay the fact that I am for no reason a proffesional programmer. In saying this, I am here to learn and I do not want any one to think strangly about any weird, dumb ex. questions that I may have.

I resently perchased and flash based, microcontroller programmer system, software along with hardware, beter known as the PIC 1 programmer made by Microcontroller. I am open to any help and advice anyone might have upon this device, it came with software which I have loaded and used, however my understanding of wrighting functional code is is quite limited. There for, the bulk of my question is, if there is and free guidlines that I my get my hands on, and or advice anyone can lend on writing code for small PIC's I would love to get my hands on it.
Thank you,
Bobthejazzer,
Read the manual and find what ic it is. try to get the data sheet from its manufacturer.
Most of such devices comes with one compiler, mostly with sdcc. try to find manual for this compiler.
May 29 '07 #2

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As it happens I am writing programs for PIC18 devices at the moment in a professional capacity.

Knowing what device you are using would help as they are quite different from low end to high end.

I should point out that on this site we help people with the problems they are having, we don't write code for people (not that you were asking us to).


For now my 1 piece of advice would be that PICs have very little RAM (compared the what is available on todays PCs) so be careful how you use it.

If you are just getting going then the first step is almost certainly working out how to access the inputs and outputs you wish to use.
May 29 '07 #3

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