In order to balance the forces of PIC and AVR – an anonymous reader shows us this thorough tutorial on getting started with Microchip’s PIC. –Link
And if you’re confused as to which platform to start working with, you can get a quick rundown of the differences over @ Ladyada.net –Link
A beginners guide to the AVR Micro-controllers –Link
From the Maker Store:
Make Controller Kit –Link
4 thoughts on “A beginner’s guide to PIC micros”
Good stuff — MAKE should keep (and update) a prominent link to these for people contemplating the masochism/joy of controllers!
Depends what you mean by a beginner…. For real beginners I would choose the PICAXE PIC system: this has free flowchart (and BASIC – and Logic gate) software. It uses PIC chips but they come with a pre-programmed header that means they can be programmed (and re-programmed) while sitting in the circuit.
In the UK, schools use this with kids as young as 10 – now that’s what I call beginners…
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