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PIC Parallel Port Programmer.

16F877 : 50MHz LCD frequency counter.

16F877 : 50MHz 7 segment frequency counter.

16F877 : 0-5V LCD volt meter.

16F877 : LCD and Keypad using one 8 bit port (no glue logic).

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16F877 : Driving an RGB LED.

16F877 : Serial LCD module.

16F88 : Ultrasonic range finding project.

16F88 : A Real Time Clock (DS1307) using I2C.

16F88 : Driving an LED dot matrix.

16F88 : Universal Infrared Receiver (UIR).

16F88 : Binary Clock

12F675 : Tutorial

12F675 : RS232 Serial transmitter

12F675 : Serial Temperature Logger

12F675 : EEPROM Temperature logger

12F675 : Servo motor driver

12F675 : Servo motor - serial control

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ICSP PIC device comparison
ICSP programming
RS232 RS232 pinout
Transmission lines Using PIC I/O : TRIS, PORT
Static electricity precautions Crystal ppm calculations
Hardware Debugging Techniques Interactive Timer 0 calculator
PIC Timer overview Interactive Timer 1 calculator
I/O Expansion techniques Interactive Timer 2 calculator
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Switch debouncing Setting up RS232
12F675 : Setting OSCCAL in C 12F675 :Recovering lost calibration
Noise rejection decoupling Use the voltage reference module 
as a DAC
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Hexadecimal conversions
Soft USART (TX) (TX details) Soft USART (RX/TX) (RX details)
Using fixed point maths  
Reading schematics Multitasking
Prototyping Electronic schematic symbols
Using an oscilloscope PWM

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PIC Introduction ICSP Interrupts
MikroC compiler  
I2C RS232 Setting up RS232
Frequency counting Ultrasonic range finding Software Tri PWM 
Multiplexing CCP (capture) Soft PWM
Timer 1 (polled)  

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PIC ICSP Parallel port programmer circuit.

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Programming PICs using ICSP and ICPROG


What is a microcontroller ?

Programming a microcontroller: Choosing between C, BASIC or PASCAL.

PIC micro programming methods.

PIC timer calculations.

Frequency counter techniques: Direct and Reciprocal counting methods.

Simple multitasking method (works for 12F675 and larger).

Microcontroller Debugging methods (also general debugging methods).

Fixed point maths

Decoupling using capacators and why you need to do so.

Hardware interrupts - a short introduction.

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