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123 PIC® MICROCONTROLLER EXPERIMENTS FOR THE EVIL GENIUS
123 STEPS FROM NEWBIE TO PIC PROGRAMMING GENIUS!
"Smart" house features and "smart" appliances, are just some of the multitude of inexpensive PIC micontroller projects created by PIC expert Myke Predko.
More than just hours of fun, these exciting experiments provide a solid grounding in PIC microcontrollers and the skills needed to program them -- from the ground up. Each experiment builds on those before it, so you develop a hands-on, practical understanding of microcontroller programming. You don't need any knowledge of programming to get started. But by the end, you'll be able to complete your own awesome projects!
123 PIC Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius:
- Introduces you to programming and customizing the PIC MCU step-by-step -- you don't need to be a whiz to get started, but you will be when you are finished
- Shows you how to set up your own PICmicro MCU (microcontroller) and development lab based on one inexpensive Microchip PICkit 1(R) starter kit
- Vividly explains the science and electronics underlying microcontrollers
- Gives you enjoyable step-by-step experiments that build your skills, one small increment at a time
- Teaches you to program PICmicros in both C and assembly language
- Shows you how to interface sensors, switches, LEDs, LCDs, and other commonly used electronic interfaces
- Offers step-by-step experiments that develop handy resource routines in assembly language
- Challenges you to stretch the limits of PIC MCU applications
- Suggests exciting directions you can take your new programming skills
- Supplies parts lists and program listings
Go to: www.books.mcgraw-hill.com/authors/predko for:
- Full source code for the experiments
- PC executable code
- Links to buy your own Microchip PICkit 1 starter kit
- Links to other resources
IMAGINATIVE EXPERIMENTS THAT TEACH PIC MCU PROGRAMMING -- WHILE PROVIDING HOURS OF LEARNING FUN!
[Inside book]ABOUT THE AUTHORMyke Predko is Test Architect at Celestica, in Toronto, Canada, a supplier of printed circuit boards to the computer industry. An experienced author, Myke wrote McGraw-Hills best-selling 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius; PICmicro Microcontroller Pocket Reference; Programming and Customizing PICMicro Microcontrollers, Second Edition; Programming Robot Controllers; and other books, and is the principal designer of both TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot kits.
Microchip continually updates its product line with more capable and lower cost products. They also provide excellent development tools. Few books take advantage of all the work done by Microchip. 123 PIC Microcontroller Experiments for the Evil Genius uses the best parts, and does not become dependent on one tool type or version, to accommodate the widest audience possible.
Building on the success of 123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius, as well as the unbelievable sales history of Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller, this book will combine the format of the evil genius title with the following of the microcontroller audience for a sure-fire hit.
About the Author
Myke Predko is a New Product Test Engineer at Celestica in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he works with new electronic product designers, and the author of technical books. He has worked as a test engineer, product engineer, and manufacturing manager for some of the world’s largest computer manufacturers. He is author of Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller 2/e, a comprehensive guide to the device covered by this book; Programming and Customizing the 8081 Microcontroller; The Handbook of Microcontrollers; PC Ph.D.; and PC Interfacing Pocket Reference. Mr. Predko has a patent pending related to an automated test for PC motherboards. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in electrical engineering.