This practical book covers a series of exciting and fun projects with PIC microcontrollers. For example; a silent alarm; a people sensor; a radar; a night bell; a VU meter; an RGB fader; a serial network; a poetry box and a super sound compression.You can create more than 50 projects for your own use.Clear explanations; schemes and images of each project on a board make this a fun activity.
You can also use this book as a study guide. The technical background information on each project explains why the project is configured the way it is; including the use of data sheets. In this way; you will learn a lot about the project and the microcontroller that is being used; and you can expand the project to meet your own needs; which makes it ideal for use in schools and universities.
This book can also be used as a reference guide. The explanation of the JAL programming language and all the expansion libraries used is unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Using the index; you can easily locate projects that serve as examples for the main commands. But even after creating all the projects; it will continue to be a valuable reference guide to keep with your PC.
Four microcontrollers are discussed; 12f675; 16f628; 16f876A and 16f877; as well as how to migrate programs from one microcontroller to another.
All software used in this book can be downloaded for free; including all source code; a program editor and the open source programming language JAL. This powerful but easy to learn language is used by amateurs and professionals around the world.
You can also buy a separate hardware kit that contains all the parts to start; including some microcontrollers. There is even a free support website with additional information; frequently asked questions and links: www.elektor.com/picbert.