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Re: Part V: Tricks With PIC: Using the Trusty PIC Microcontroller
LongBoardSurfer   2/3/2012 10:19:08 PM
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You can get started with PIC by just downloading the free MPLAB IDE and Simulator and then the basic trial Compiler for free.

You can always get just bare parts DigiKey or anyone and as long as you are below 40MHz, perf bd or breadboard should be fine.  Look at app notes and you can just use serial with a bootloader to program the chip.

I started with a PIC Programmer/Debugger and a startup dev board from Microchip and I feel like I invested wisely and saved myself a ton of headaches by just taking the plunge.

 



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