Category Archive for: ‘Microchip PIC’

Electronic Dice

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This was actually one of my assignments and it’s a pretty simple project with a couple of LEDs to make an electronic dice. When turned on, all the LEDs will light up and the user have to press and hold on the button to roll the dice. Once the user lets go of the button, the rolling will stop and …

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7 Segment Display

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If your project needs to display simple digits or even words/alphabets, you don’t need an LCD. It’s not cost-effective. 7 segment displays come into play here. Essentially there are 7 LEDs placed together in a figure of 8 that if you light a few of them up you can display the digit that you want. As shown above, there are two …

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Microchip PIC Delay Calculator

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Delays are very essential in the operation of a microcontroller. Because microcontrollers execute instructions at a very fast rate (in microseconds), programmers need to apply delay so that it can interact properly with humans, for example, delay must be used to create software debouncing. Unfortunately, the MPLAB IDE does not have a built-in delay function unlike the Arduino IDE (Arduino …

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Microchip PIC16F84A

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In a recent lab assignment, I’m required to build a circuit using the PIC16F84A. I’m allowed to do it at home so the college ‘lend’ us the chips. But after completing the assignment I have to return it (initially I thought the college was going to give the chip to me but I was wrong). I had to buy one for …

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USB ICSP PIC Programmer

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From the previous post, I mentioned that I bought this PIC Programmer for only RM 25 from Cytron. This is essentially just an OEM version of the official Microchip Pickit 2 Programmer. The original version could have easily cost more than RM100. Together with this programmer I also bought a ICSP Universal Socket so I can directly plug it into …

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Cytron Crazy Sales


Cytron had its’ online crazy sales on the 23rd of November and everything on the site is at half price. At half price, the Pickit2 programmer is only RM 25 and the breaboard is only RM 7.50. To share shipping costs, I ordered for my friends as well. I had to have 2 breaboards because the price is just too …

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