PIC Projects for Non-Programmers


  • John Iovine, Images Scientific Instruments Inc. Staten Island, NY, USA

John Iovine has created his next masterwork with PIC Projects for Non-Programmers. Engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC who want to create something today will find a valuable resource in this book. By working through the accessible projects in this book, readers will use a symbolic compiler that allows them to create ‘code’ via flowcharts immediately, getting their projects up and running quickly! The ability to create applications with the PIC from day one makes this a real page turner and a highly satisfying introduction to microcontrollers for both novices and readers who need to build their skills. The Flowcode 4 software is available on a companion website free of charge.
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Engineers new to microcontrollers; non-programmers; new graduates; hobbyists; students


Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-603-3

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Program Installation
Chapter 2: Our First Program "Wink".

Chapter 3 Uploading program "Wink" into Microcontroller (Using standard programmer; using boot loaded PIC microcontroller and USB port)
Chapter 4: Binary Number System and Output Data(Experiments that show how to get real world output signals from microcontroller (LEDs, Displays, etc.)
Chapter 5: Input (Experiments illustrate how microcontroller can read real world signals and make decisions based on those signals.)
Chapter 6: Symbolic Language Syntax & Reference

Chapter 7: Using LCDs
Chapter 8: RS232 Serial Communication

Chapter 9: A/D Converters (Reading PIC built in A/D converters and comparators. Includes experiments reading real world sensors.)
Chapter 10: Power Control, from simple DC motors to AC appliances