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.

Key Features

* Gets readers up and running fast with a quick review of basics and then onto ten tried-and-tested projects

* No languages to learn: Simply drag and drop the icons, plug in the settings and the PIC will respond to the commands

* Step by step guide to using Flowcode 4.


Engineers new to microcontrollers; non-programmers; new graduates; hobbyists; students

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


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About the author

John Iovine

Author of several successful PIC books including the PIC Microcontroller Project Book and PIC Robotics. He has written 25+ articles in such magazines as Make and Circuit Cellar. He owns Images Scientific Products which develops and sells kits for building electronic projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Images Scientific Instruments Inc. Staten Island, NY, USA