Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Low cost microcontrolling

I had a terrible issue at work today. We certainly have to give up from a windows controlled device, depending on time critical software to use a cheap and easy to find microcontroller.

Making a couple of phone calls to local electronics shops, draws me to one single option. Microchip's PIC 16F family.

So, let's go to PIC world: (Programming the PIC16F84 with LINUX)
The PIC16F84 is easily found at any electronics shops in my town. It costs around R$ 15,00 (fifteen reais), local brazilian currency, which is around US$ 8.45.

Programming PIC’s in Linux using C with SDCC

Intro to Programming PIC Microcontrollers in Linux (PonyProg - GLP Serial devices programmer) (sdcc for PIC HowTo)

There is a good Spanish site about PIC projects at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links.
    I just got tired of Windows and I was a little worried about programming PICs in Ubuntu.